Attorney for newly-elected Dillon mayor questions timing of child exploitation allegations

Newly-elected Dillon mayor's attorney reacts to arrest

DILLON, SC (WMBF) – The attorney for the newly-elected Dillon mayor who now faces child exploitation charges said the timing of the allegations is unusual.

Warrants show that between June 2017 and April 23, Corey 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.

Defense attorney Rose Mary Parham says her client questions the timing and wonders why the accusers didn’t come forward until after Jackson was elected.

“If it’s been going on since 2017, then why are the alleged victims just coming forward right after he’s elected mayor? I mean, it’s 2019. Why come forward two years later and not two years ago?” Parham questioned.

Jackson faces 11 counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Parham said she hasn’t seen any evidence yet, but she looks forward to getting it from the state so her client can have his day in court.

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