McCormick Man Arrested on Solicitation of a Minor Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 21, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Willie Alfred Blair (age 65) of McCormick, SC, on five 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 McCormick 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 Blair. Investigators state Blair solicited a minor for sex and distributed sexually graphic images to a minor.

 

Blair was arrested on November 21, 2019. He is charged with three counts of criminal solicitation of a minor (§16-15-342), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count; and two counts of disseminating obscene material to a person under age eighteen (§16-15-345), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count.

 

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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