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Explicit cell phone video leads to sexual abuse arrest

Jonathan Gillespie (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff) Jonathan Gillespie (Source: Lawrence County Sheriff)

A Lawrence County man is behind bars for allegedly sexually abusing a young child.

Sheriff Gene Mitchell said officials were given a cell phone video from the victim's family. The video depicted illegal acts.

Officials questioned the suspect, Jonathan Gillespie, and he confessed.

Gillespie was already registered as a sex offender for a 2007 rape.

He was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a child less than 12 years old, sexual abuse, sodomy and permitting a child to engage in pornography.

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