(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Nathaniel Leron Jordon, 33, of Cherokee, S.C., on 11 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office conducted a joint investigation resulting in charges by both agencies. Investigators with the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services assisted with the investigation.
Investigators state Jordon possessed multiple files of child sexual abuse material.
Jordon was arrested on August 26, 2021. He is charged with 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree (§16-15-410), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count.
Jordon was previously convicted on related charges.
This case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.
Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.
* Child sexual abuse material, or CSAM, is a more accurate reflection of the material involved in these heinous and abusive crimes. “Pornography” can imply the child was a consenting participant. Globally, the term child pornography is being replaced by CSAM for this reason.