JUL 29, 2022
(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Nathanial Leron Jordon pleaded guilty on July 27, 2022, to three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, 3rd degree in front of the Honorable Judge Daniel Dewitt Hall in Cherokee County.
On August 25, 2021, Special Investigator Lucinda McKellar with the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office was contacted by Lt. Brandon Dorsett with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s office. According to Lt. Dorsett, Nathaniel Jordon was currently on probation for a 2019 case involving Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, 3rd degree and Criminal Solicitation of a Minor that was investigated by Investigator McKellar. As part of the conditions of sex offender probation, Jordon was not allowed to have social media and he was subject to random searches of his electronic devices. Lt. Dorsett was Jordon’s probation agent and, during a routine visit, Lt. Dorsett observed child sexual abuse material on Jordon’s cell phone. Jordon was arrested at his home in Cherokee county and a number of digital and computer-related items were seized based on a follow-up search warrant for the residence. Inv. McKellar and Forensic Examiner Ron Dorn traveled to Cherokee county the next day and took custody of the seized items. At that time, Examiner Dorn went through the items and found a number of images and videos of child sexual abuse material on Jordon’s cell phone. On September 8th, Investigator McKellar spoke to Jordan and, after being advised of his Miranda rights, he confessed to possessing child sexual abuse material. A full examination of the items seized in this case revealed around 50 images and videos of child sexual abuse material on two separate devices.
At the time of his plea Wednesday, Jordon was serving five years in prison for violating his probation from the case our office prosecuted in 2019. Investigator McKellar spoke at the plea hearing Wednesday and informed the judge of her continued dealings with this defendant over the last several years.
Judge Hall sentenced Jordon to eight years in prison, to be served after the five-year sentence he is currently serving for similar charges. He will have to continue to register as a sex offender and forfeited digital and computer related items as a part of this plea.
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