Georgia Man Indicted on 31 Counts of Child Molestation Linked to Tennessee
Commerce, GA – On October 20, 2020, Steven “Mike” Michael Blackmon, age 56, was indicted on 31 counts relating to various child molestation charges in Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia. “Mike” is currently in custody at the Gwinnett County Jail for these charges. This investigation is being conducted by the Commerce Police Department in conjunction with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Recently, new information has come to light that Mike Blackmon may have victimized children while residing in Memphis, Tennessee in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. While Blackmon was residing in Memphis, he went by “Mike” and utilized the last name of “Blaekman”. “Mike” owned a hockey shop named “Hockey Stop Memphis” that was located on the second floor of the Mall of Memphis, above the ice-skating rink. It was also learned that “Mike” coached the Cordova Wolves for some years. Investigators believe that “Mike” left the Memphis area in 2002 or 2003 after being questioned for possible inappropriate contact with children.
The Commerce Police Department, GBI, and FBI are seeking any information from anyone that knew “Mike” while he lived in Memphis, Tennessee. This case is still active and ongoing.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Unit at 404-270-8870.