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Blountville man charged with sexual exploitation of minor

From staff reports • Sep 27, 2019 at 8:02 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office says a Blountville man has been arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to a news release from Capt. Andy Seabolt, the SCSO received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that child pornography was being transmitted from an address in Sullivan County.

On Thursday, investigators served a search warrant at 755 Buffalo Road, Blountville, in reference to child pornography being uploaded from that address. At the residence, investigators made contact with Thomas Joseph Lisk, 38. Lisk is the only person residing at the residence.

According to the release, investigators seized several electronic devices from the residence as evidence in the investigation. Lisk was interviewed by detectives and admitted to possessing, downloading and transmitting images of young children engaged in sexual activity. Lisk was arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor due to the images in his possession.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending. It is believed that there may be additional victims of sexual offenses in other jurisdictions with Lisk being the suspect.

If anyone has information to share regarding this matter, they are asked to contact Detective Matt Harrison with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at (423) 279-7506.

Lisk remains incarcerated in the Sullivan County Jail on a $10,000 bond.