A Mount Holly man facing child pornography charges is back in custody after fleeing the country last month.
Jason Edward Clemmer was expected to go on trial last month for more than 25 counts of exploitation of a minor.
He’d spent a year in jail before his family was able to post a $150,000 bond for his release in November. But he failed to appear at his scheduled court date Aug. 8.
Gaston County District Attorney Locke Bell told the Gaston Gazette that Clemmer used his passport Aug. 3 to board a flight from New York to Seoul, South Korea.
Clemmer eventually made his way to Cambodia and wound up in jail there, according to the Gazette’s story. He chose to return to the United States rather than spend more time in the Cambodian jail, Bell told the Gaston newspaper.
At about 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Clemmer, 41, was booked into the Gaston County jail on a $2 million bond.
He was initially arrested in October 2014 on charges of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of a stolen firearm. The FBI joined with local police to execute a search warrant at Clemmer’s apartment.
Clemmer is accused of sharing photos online that showed girls as young as 4 having sex with men.