The South Carolina Attorney General’s (SCAG) Office arrested a man on a South Carolina child abuse material charge. SCAG made the arrest on Tuesday, June 22nd. The suspect, 22-year-old Jansen Trevor Dorn of Greer, faces one charge of sexual exploitation of a minor.
A news report disclosed that investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force alongside the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office carried out the arrest for South Carolina child abuse. They had assistance from investigators with the Attorney General’s office. The report further disclosed that the investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
The information they received from NCMEC led the investigators to Dorn, who allegedly distributed child abuse sexual materials. The exploitation charge against the suspect is a second-degree felony offense punishable with up to 10 years imprisonment. The office of the South Carolina Attorney General Office will prosecute the case.
Child abuse or child maltreatment is physical, sexual, and psychological abuse or neglect of a child or children, especially by a parent or a caregiver. Under South Carolina law, child abuse occurs when a parent, guardian, or another person responsible for the child’s welfare inflicts or allows to be inflicted on the child a physical or mental injury.
The law also includes sexual offenses committed against the child, as well as abandonment. In South Carolina, parents, certain professionals, and the general public have a responsibility towards children. They are to report any suspected case of abuse or neglect.
The list includes but is not limited to physicians, dentists, medical examiners, other medical and emergency providers, mental health professionals, clergy, school teachers, counselors, principals, social workers, judges, foster parents, child care/daycare workers, and non-attorney volunteer Guardian ad Litems.
Find out more about the SC child rights provisions from our Greenville family law lawyers.