SC school resource officer accused of sending explicit messages to teen


EASLEY, SC (WSPA) – A former Easley Police officer is accused of sending explicit messages and photos to an underage person while working as a school resource officer.

According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, 38-year-old Yusef Kelly was working at Easley High School when the incidents happened in 2020.

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Warrants state that Kelly sent a 16-year-old sexually explicit messages and pictures.

Kelly is charged with Misconduct in Office, Solicitation of a Minor, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and Disseminating Obscene Material to a Person Under the Age of 18, according to SLED.

Kelly was booked into the Pickens County Detention Center on Monday.

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