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Bluff City man charged with sex crimes against juvenile

December 3rd, 2013 9:29 am by Rain Smith

Bluff City man charged with sex crimes against juvenile

Jeffrey V. Widener, 41

A Sullivan County man faces 75 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after police allegedly discovered explicit images on his computer.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office reports Jeffrey V. Widener, 41, of Main Street in Bluff City, turned himself in at the jail in Blountville on Monday evening. He was arraigned Tuesday morning with bond set at $10,000.

SCSO Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart says a search warrant was executed on Widener's home in November. At that time his computer was seized and transported to the Sheriff's Office digital forensics lab to be analyzed.  

Police report "numerous" images of a juvenile female engaged in sexual activity were found on the computer.

Earhart said the incidents are believed to have occurred over the past year, but declined to release any additional information on the case.

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