Midlands Man Accused of Distributing Child Porn

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Midlands man is being accused of having and distributing child pornography on the internet. 

Thomas O. Turner, 51, of Elgin is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor second degree and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor third degree. 

Investigators say they got a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Turner’s home. According to prosecutors, Turner distributed and possessed child pornography via social media.

Investigators with the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also part of the state's ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest. 

He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted. 

 

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