Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A Columbia man has been arrested on eleven charges connected to the exploitation of a minor.
Carlton Thompson, 39, is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment; and ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree, a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count.
Investigators state Thompson distributed and possessed files of child pornography.
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.
The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.
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