Sexually Explicit Videos of a Minor Alleged

Videos of a minor in sexually explicit poses are alleged in an arrest yesterday. The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office charged 41-year-old John Earl Smith of 3894 Georgia Road, Gray Court with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor 1st Degree and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Sheriff’s Investigator Thomas Hunnicutt alleges that on March 15th, 2017 in Laurens County, Mr. Smith had numerous photos and videos of a juvenile victim on his cell phone as the victim was posed in a sexually explicit manner for his sexual gratification. A second warrant alleges the pictures and videos were recorded in Laurens County on December 1st of 2016. This warrant states that Smith did knowingly and willfully cause a minor to pose for sexually explicit photos and videos, thereby contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

John Earl Smith was being held overnight in the Laurens County Detention Center, awaiting arraignment today.