A Greenwood man is facing charges after a multi-agency investigation found he solicited children for sex and sent sexually graphic images to a minor.
Demarcus Tavon Blocker, 29, of 619 Grier St., Greenwood was arrested Wednesday and charged with four counts of criminal solicitation of a minor, one count of disseminating obscene material to a person under age 18 and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that led them to investigate Blocker, according to a news release from the state Attorney General’s Office.
The investigation was a joint effort from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshal’s Service, U.S. Secret Service and Homeland Security Investigations.
If convicted, Blocker could face up to 10 years imprisonment on each count of criminal solicitation and disseminating obscene materials, and up to three years for the delinquency charge.
The case will be prosecuted by the state Attorney General’s office.