Ex-Florence County Deputy Charged With Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

According to SLED, a former Florence County Deputy is being charged in connection with the sexual exploitation of a minor. 24 year old Jonathon Bessenger of Florence is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor 2nd degree and according to arrest warrants, Bessenger sexually exploited an unknown minor on December 15th of last year. Warrants say he used Snapchat to participate in a ‘chat’ where he received and distributed ‘obscene photographs and videos’ and received a video depicting a minor engaged in sexual activity. On Tuesday, Bessenger admitted to SLED that he possessed the video and gave them access to search his cell phone. Bessenger remains behind bars at the Florence County Detention Center.