In October of 2019 Commerce PD arrested Steven Blackmon in reference to a child molestation that occurred at his home located in the city of Commerce. This began an investigation that led to the uncovering of several more children Blackmon victimized in Commerce. We are proud to announce that this week Steven Michael Blackmon was found guilty by a jury on 30 counts of various charges ranging from aggravated child molestation; enticing a child for indecent purposes; sexual exploitation of children; possessing material depicting a minor in sexually explicit conduct and many other heinous acts. Blackmon was sentenced to 100 years in prison.
This investigation and prosecution are due to the hard work and dedication of many investigators and agencies such as: Detective Ferguson at Commerce PD; the GBI Internet Crimes Against Children Unit; the FBI, Brad Smith and the Jackson County DA Office; Office of the US Attorney for Northern District of Georgia, University of Georgia Police Department, The Treehouse, Sheriff Janis Mangum and the Jackson County SO Criminal Investigation Division.
Blackmon is suspected of victimizing countless amounts of children in multiple states including Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee possibly dating back to the 1990s.
It is because of the brave family that reported the incident in October of 2019 in Commerce that these hard-working investigators were finally able to put a stop to Blackmon’s disgusting victimization of minors.
We hope Blackmon enjoys his 100 year stay in prison. Although this doesn’t take away the pain and trauma the survivors must feel, we hope they feel that justice has finally been served.