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Leesville man arrested on sex charges with a minor

Leesville, SC (Paul Kirby) A Leesville man has been arrested by law enforcement officers and charged with crimes involving child pornography. According to the attorney general’s office, Derek Jordan Amick, 24, has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and also disseminating obscene material to a person under age 18. The arrest was made by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and deputies from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that led them to Amick. He is accused of using his electronic devices to send nude images to, and requesting nude images from, his victim, through social media.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office will be prosecuting the case.

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