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Spartanburg Co. teacher arrested on multiple child porn charges

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Jerry Blaxton (Courtesy: SCSO) Jerry Blaxton (Courtesy: SCSO)
INMAN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Spartanburg County teacher was arrested on multiple child pornography offenses, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Jerry Blaxton, 54, on Inman was arrested Thursday and charged with eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor second degree and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor third degree.

Wilson said if Blaxton is convicted, he could face up to ten years in prison for each charge.

Wilson said investigators with the internet crimes task force found that Blaxton distributed and possessed images of child pornography.   

Jail records show Blaxton was released from the Spartanburg County Detention Center Friday morning.

Blaxton worked as a robotics instructor at High Point Academy, according to Kevin Mason, a spokesman for the school.

Below is Mason's full statement.

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, High Point Academy Administration was informed of the arrest of robotics teacher Jerry Blaxton by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office. According to investigators, Mr. Blaxton has admitted to charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. It is our understanding the alleged criminal misconduct involves searching child pornography on the internet.

Upon receiving information that Mr. Blaxton offered a confession to law enforcement, High Point Academy immediately terminated Mr. Blaxton's employment with the school.

The safety and well-being of our students are always the highest priority in our school. High Point Academy will continue to cooperate with law enforcement in its investigation of this matter. Any questions or information relating to the arrest or specific charges in the case should be directed to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

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