Inmate Arrested on Dissemination of Obscene Material to a Minor Charge

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Feb. 5, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jonathan Franklin Gillikin, age 36, a current resident of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, on one charge connected to the dissemination of obscene material to a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the case. 

 

Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Gillikin. Investigators state Gillikin sent a nude image of himself to a minor.

 

Gillikin was arrested on February 3, 2020. He is charged with 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.

 

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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