by: Kristin Leigh Updated: Jul 28, 2017 – 6:43 PM
SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. – A Millington man sold drugs to children as a tactic to meet kids, and eventually abuse them sexually, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
James Holiman, 55, is charged with multiple counts of especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, and he faces multiple drug charges.
Detectives have identified at least two young victims. Captain Chris Harris said detectives believe there are more victims who haven’t been identified. They’re searching Holiman’s phone and computers for evidence.
“I hate them little kids had to go through that stuff,” Tommy Warren, Holliman’s neighbor, said.
The arrest has shaken the community in Millington, but families who live nearby were relieved to hear law enforcement is involved.
“When I pray every morning, I just told the Lord you can move them out if they doing something wrong,” Warren said. “The Lord just answered my prayer.”
Some neighbors did not wish to speak publicly or be identified, but they described Holiman’s home as troubled. In recent years, many of