Mount Holly man facing child porn charges may have fled to Asia

Jason Edward Clemmer
Jason Edward Clemmer Gaston County Jail

A Mount Holly man accused of creating and sharing child pornography is believed to have fled to South Korea, Gaston prosecutors have told the Gaston Gazette.

Jason Edward Clemmer was expected to go on trial Tuesday on more than 25 exploitation of a minor charges, the Gazette reported.

But Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell says evidence shows Clemmer used his passport Aug. 3 to board a flight from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Seoul, South Korea, the Gazette reported.

The Observer reported Clemmer, 41, was arrested in October 2014 on charges of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of a stolen firearm, authorities said Thursday.

The FBI, Gastonia police and Mount Holly police executed a search warrant regarding a child pornography case at an apartment in the 100 block of Belmont-Mount Holly Road. The case was aided by a federally funded task force that helps law enforcement investigate people who use computer technology to sexually exploit children.

Clemmer is accused of sharing photos online that showed girls as young as 4 having sex with men.