Charleston Co. man pleads guilty to sexually abusing 17-month-old

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Prosecutors say a 36-year-old Charleston County man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 17-month-old child.

James Madison Prevatt, II pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree and second-degree sexual exploitation.

He was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

According to court records, in 2010, a woman told police that she had received an image from Prevatt that depicted a toddler being molested.

In addition to sending pictures of the boy, authorities say Prevatt admitted during emails to sexually abusing the child.

Law enforcement officials say they arrested Prevatt who admitted to taking and sending the picture.

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