A Plain View man has received 13 more felony sexual exploitation charges in connection with a Sampson County Sheriff’s investigation, according to reports released Friday.
George Anthony Jackson, 58, of 52 Hunters Ridge Trail, Dunn, was charged with 13 more counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor on Thursday. Jackson was served at the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office.
Just days earlier, he was charged with a single count of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was arrested at the Hunters Ridge Trail address and placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. At that point, Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Pope said the investigation was still ongoing, with additional charges possible.
Those additional charges came on Thursday, for which Jackson received a bond of $500,000 secured.
Little information has been disclosed by sheriff’s officials in the Jackson case, with Pope saying upon the initial charges that no other information other than the charges was able to be released.
“We will release additional information when the investigation is complete,” Pope has said.
Dates of offenses were not immediately available and no information was given as to any materials or other evidence seized in the investigation. On Friday, sheriff’s authorities remained mum about the particulars surrounding the investigation.
“Through the investigation more probable cause was found to file additional charges,” said Lt. Marcus Smith. “No further information can be released at this time.”
The exploitation offense is a Class H felony. According to law, “a person commits the offense of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor if, knowing the character or content of the material, he possesses material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity.”
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