Newly-elected Dillon mayor faces multiple child exploitation charges

Newly-elected Dillon mayor faces multiple child exploitation charges

DILLON, SC (WMBF) – Dillon’s newly-elected mayor turned himself into authorities Wednesday after a state investigation into child exploitation.

Warrants show that Corey Jackson is charged with 11 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Warrants show that between June 2017 until April 23, Jackson asked boys for pictures of their private parts through the social media app Snapchat in exchange for money.

Jackson won the mayor’s office on April 16.

The ages of the boys range from 15 to 17 years old, and the amount of money he offered was between $150 and $1,000, according to the warrants.

The documents state that in some cases, Jackson would send sexually explicit nude female photographs to the victims in exchange for a picture of their private parts.

Court documents say a 17-year-old victim received $300 cash from Jackson’s business mailbox and another 17-year-old victim received $500 cash from Jackson at Jackson’s car wash. Other exchanges of money were done through the Cash app, warrants state.

WMBF News has reached out to city leaders in Dillon to find out what this means for the mayoral seat.

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