Dillon delays swearing-in of mayor-elect after child sexual exploitation charges

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DILLON, SC (WBTW) – The swearing-in ceremony of Dillon mayor-elect John Corey Jackson has been postponed until later this month.

Jackson was charged with 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor last week. He is out of jail on a $50,000 bond.  He also was arrested for driving under suspension on Friday.

The City of Dillon has postponed its regularly scheduled council meeting for Monday night, along with the swearing-in ceremony, until May 30.

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Less than a month after winning a special election, Jackson was charged with sex crimes involving multiple minors, according to law enforcement.

Using Snapchat, the 23-year-old Jackson offered 10 teenage boys money in return for pictures of their genitals, arrest warrants claim. All of the teens were legally minors at the time of the incidents, which occurred between June 2017 and April 2019, SLED said.

Arrest warrants show Jackson offered $100 to $1,000 in exchange for the naked photographs of the teens.

In some instances, Jackson sent a minor “sexually explicit nude female photographs,” in addition to money, according to the arrest warrants.

While some of the minors refused Jackson’s overtures, others complied by sending him pictures of exposed private parts they found on the internet, for which they were paid, SLED said in the arrest warrants.

Two of the minors sent pictures of themselves or acquaintances, arrest warrants show.

Jackson turned himself in to the Dillon County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

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