A man faces a charge of possession of child abuse materials in Cherokee County. The South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced in a press release on Monday, August 30th. 33-year-old Nathaniel Leron Jordon of Cherokee faces an 11-count charge in connection with the possession of child abuse materials in Cherokee County.
The release stated that the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators and the Attorney’s General Office conducted a joint investigation. Additionally, the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services assisted them. The inquiry revealed that Jordon possessed many files of child sexual abuse material.
The investigators took him into custody on Thursday, August 26th. The man’s offense is a felony, and he could face up to 10 years imprisonment on each of the eleven counts. The release further stated that Jordon has a prior conviction on similar charges, a factor that would play a role in his trial.
The suspect’s arrest came a day after ICAC investigators arrested a Simpsonville man, 40-year-old Landon Paul Gibson, on two solicitation charges of a minor. The investigators said the man solicited a person believed to be a minor for sex and sent a sexually explicit image to someone believed to be a minor. Gibson faces up to 10 years imprisonment if found guilty of the charges against him.
Crimes against children are pretty standard, and unfortunately, it sometimes happens in their homes with their parents or guardian as their abusers. Therefore, parents have to protect their children from harm, harmful content and provide a conducive home environment. If they can’t do this, they may end up losing the child to social services.
Learn more on how to protect the rights of your children and retain custody by contacting our Greenville family law lawyers.