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Police: Suspect in child porn case did not work with kids
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JEFFERSON — Although a child pornography case involving Lolan Ernest Reeves Jr. is still pending, officials say it doesn’t appear that Reeves worked directly with children.

"He worked in sales and not with children per se," said Joe Wirthman, Jefferson police chief. Wirthman did not elaborate on the type of sales job Reeves had. "We’re still digging into the case, but we’re hoping that nothing like that comes up."

After a search warrant was issued, Reeves, 33, of Jefferson was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children.

"Numerous items and electronic devices were seized that depicted images of children, including preteens, in sexual situations," Wirthman said. Some of the seized items include a computer and a "large amount of pictures, downloads and videos."

The initial investigation began about a week ago when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation received an anonymous tip about Reeves. The GBI then contacted the Jefferson Police Department and the joint investigation was launched. "The investigation is continuing and further charges are pending," Wirthman said.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the distribution or receipt of child pornography carries a minimum, mandatory sentence of five years, with a maximum of 20 years.

Reeves is currently being held at the Jackson County Jail.

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