A 39-year-old Roane County man, Samuel Lee McIlwain, is facing four counts of especially aggravated exploitation of a minor and two counts of sexual aggravated battery in connection with a Ninth Judicial Task Force’s Internet Crimes Against Children division.
The alleged victim is a 12-year-old from Morgan County.
According to a warrant, a cell number belonging to McIlwain was searched while the task force was investigating a Cybertip. The search allegedly turned up several images of child pornography.
McIlwain’s bond is $240,000 and he has a court date of Oct. 14, 2021.