Van Buren County sex offender indicted on new sexual exploitation charge

Van Buren County sex offender indicted on new sexual exploitation charge

July 17th, 2018 by Ben Benton in Breaking News

Robert Steven McCormack

Robert Steven McCormack

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

A Van Buren County registered sex offender is behind bars on child exploitation charges related to incidents that happened between May and July 2017, according to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Robert Steven McCormack, 51, of Rock Island, Tennessee, was charged on grand jury indictments with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, TBI officials said. McCormack was arrested at his home Monday and booked into the Van Buren County Jail where he remains held on a $15,000 bond.

Van Buren County Sheriff Eddie Carter and 31st District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis requested the TBI probe on July 26, 2017, to investigate the allegations made against McCormack, whom the TBI states is a registered sex offender.

The investigation revealed that Robert McCormack was responsible for incidents of sexual exploitation of a minor that took place last year, officials said.