Emily Hall Tannery
(Walhalla, SC)————————————–An investigation by the Criminal Investigations/School Safety Bureau has led to the arrest of a Seneca woman on a charge of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
23 year old Emily Hall Tannery was booked into the Oconee County Detention Center around 1:48pm Tuesday after being taken into custody yesterday morning. Tannery was released from jail Tuesday afternoon on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond.
An Investigator was contacted Monday, December 5th, by an employee of the School District of Oconee County, in regards to unusual behavior between Tannery and a minor that was brought to the attention of the School District on Sunday, December 4th.
Upon further investigation, and after consultations with the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, an arrest warrant was obtained against Tannery.
As the investigation continued, and evidence was gathered in the case, it was determined that Tannery exchanged text messages with the child in an attempt to illicit inappropriate responses from the child. The investigation only involved one victim and the victim is a child.
At this time, Investigators do not believe that any physical acts occurred between Tannery and the child. Also, Investigators believe, at this time, that this is an isolated incident.
The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation, and in order to preserve the integrity of the investigation, and that of the victim, the Sheriff’s Office will not release any information that could, either directly or indirectly, identify the victim in this investigation.