LEXINGTON MAN ACCUSED OF SEX CRIMES WITH MINOR FACES 16 FELONY CHARGES
November 12, 2020
LEXINGTON, S.C. (WIS) - A Lexington man could be in prison for the rest of his life if found guilty on charges of multiple sex crimes involving a minor.
Ronnie Dawsey Jr., 37, was arrested Nov. 10 by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and Lexington County Sheriff’s Office.
A tip led state and federal investigators to Dawsey.
Officials say he “engaged in criminal sexual conduct with a minor and produced, distributed, and possessed multiple files of child sexual abuse material*.”
Dawsey faces the following litany of charges:
• two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, third degree
• five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, first degree
• four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree
• five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree
If found guilty of all charges, he could face a prison sentence of up to 230 years.
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