AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – A Graniteville, South Carolina man is facing charges after allegedly transporting a minor across state lines for sex.
45-year-old Jonathan Eugene Grantham is charged with Sex Trafficking of a Minor; Coercion and Enticement of a Minor to Engage in Sexual Activity; Travel with Intent to Engage in Illicit Sexual Conduct; and Transportation with Intent to Engage in Criminal Sexual Activity
Court documents state that Grantham is accused of knowingly picking up a minor in Columbia County, Georgia in July of 2019, and taking the minor across state lines to engage in prostitution.
Investigators state that Grantham was employed as a teacher at Ridge Spring-Monetta High School.
Grantham is currently in custody pending a detention hearing.