Greenwood man accused of multiple solicitation of a minor charges


Demarcus Blocker

CORRECTION: The photograph of Demarcus Blocker associated with this story has been changed since the story’s original publication.  The original photo was taken from the South Carolina Statewide Automated Victim Notification service (SC SAVIN).  WSPA subsequently received notice that the wrong person’s photo was displayed in the SC SAVIN service under Mr. Blocker’s name; and as a result, the wrong person’s photo was displayed in association with this story.  WSPA promptly updated the photo posted with this story, and apologizes for any harm or misunderstanding that its use of the wrong photo may have caused.

(WSPA) – A Greenwood man was arrested on multiple charges related to the solicitation of a minor, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office said in a news release Thursday.

According to the release, Demarcus Tavon Blocker, 29, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with four counts of criminal solicitation of a minor, one count of disseminating obscene material to a person under the age of 18 and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Blocker’s arrest stems from investigators receiving a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Investigators said that Blocker reportedly solicited minors for sex and distributed sexually graphic images to a minor.

Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshal’s Service, US Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations and ICAC Task Force members assisted with Blocker’s arrest.

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