SCAG: Man pleads guilty to sexually abusing 17-month-old child

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Charleston County man was sentenced to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 17 month old, according to a release from the state's attorney general's office.

James Madison Prevatt II, 36, pleaded guilty to third degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, first degree sexual exploitation of a minor and second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to the release, in 2010, a woman said she received an image from Prevatt of a toddler boy being molested during online sexual conversations. Prevatt also admitted to sexually abusing the 17-month-old child during his email exchanges with the woman, the release states.

Prevatt was arrested and admitted to officers that he took and sent the pictures.

He must register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.