Greenwood County Man Arrested on Solicitation of a Minor Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 17, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Demarcus Tavon Blocker (age 29) of  Greenwood, SC, on six charges connected to the solicitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshal’s Service, US Secret Service and Homeland Security Investigations, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest.

 

Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Blocker. Investigators state Blocker solicited minors for sex and distributed sexually graphic images to a minor.

 

Blocker was arrested on October 16, 2019. He is charged with four counts of criminal solicitation of a minor (§16-15-342), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count; one count of disseminating obscene material to a person under age eighteen (§16-15-345), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment; and one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (§16-17-490), a felony offense punishable by up to three years imprisonment.

 

The 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.

 

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