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Oconee Sheriff’s Office Files Additional Sexual Exploitation of a Minor Charges against Seneca Man

Updated: May 23, 2023


Cory Donavan Simpson


(Walhalla, SC)-------------------------------------A Seneca man, who was out on bond after his arrest May 9th on 15 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – 2nd Degree, has been charged with three additional counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – 2nd Degree.


30 year old Cory Donavan Simpson, who received a combined $155,000 surety bond after his first arrest, and was released last Wednesday after posting bond, was arrested again and booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 5:28pm yesterday.


At this time, Simpson remains in jail on a combined $300,000 surety bond on the three additional charges.


The additional charges stem from a continuing investigation that the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office has been conducting in cooperation with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security.


The investigation stemmed from Cybertips in regards to the possession and distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material by Simpson, which also included attempts to blackmail multiple minors for the purposes of monetary gain.


Based upon evidence that was gathered during the investigation, Investigators obtained a search warrant for Simpson’s residence, which was served last Tuesday. Evidence also obtained during the Investigation led to probable cause being established and arrest warrants obtained.


The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation, and due to preserving the integrity of the investigation, and that of any underage victims, the Sheriff’s Office will not release any information that could, either directly or indirectly, identify any victims.


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