Between February 2018 and August 2018, Jeffery communicated with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl, investigators found.
In the messages, they discussed various sexual acts in detail, talked about that she had been molested by her father and exchanged several nude photographs. The photos sent back and forth included other photos of minors.
Jeffery would communicate with the victim from the child support office located behind the Division of Family and Children Services building in Covington, where he would work often while serving as a SAAG, the release said. He also contacted her while he was at church.
Unknown to him, Jeffery was actually contacting the girl’s father, who was simultaneously molesting his daughter and posing as her online, the release said. He was the person sending the pornographic photos to Jeffery.
It’s unclear if the victim’s father, whose name was not released, was arrested or prosecuted as a result of this investigation.
When agents executed a search warrant at Jeffery’s house, they recovered multiple electronic devices with numerous photos and videos of child pornography, the release said. He was arrested in November 2018 on 12 counts of sexual exploitation of children.
On Sept. 10, Jeffery pleaded guilty to a count of attempted online enticement of a minor. When he completes his prison sentence, he will have to register as a sex offender, Judge C. Ashley Royal ordered in court.
Channel 2's Mark Winne reports.