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Nov 24th 2020

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 24, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson today announced that his office and the attorneys general of 45 other states and the District of Columbia have obtained a $17.5 million-dollar settlement against Georgia-based retailer The Home Depot. The settlement resolves a multistate investigation of a 2014 data breach that exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot consumers nationwide. The State of South Carolina will collect $207,152.80 through this settlement. The breach occurred when hackers gained access to The Home Depot’s network and deployed malware on The Home Depot’s self-checkout point-of-sale…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 23, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Christopher Jacob Barfield, 27, of Gilbert, S.C., on five charges connected to the attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Camden Police Department made the arrest.  Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Secret Service, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.   Investigators state Barfield solicited a person he believed to be a minor for sex, traveled to meet…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 23, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Arthur Leonard Glen, IV, 42, of Mauldin, S.C., on 10 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the S.C. Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators state Glen distributed files of child sexual abuse material.     Glen was arrested on November 20, 2020. He is charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 19, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Craig Randall Chaires, 68, of Midway, Ga., on four charges connected to the attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.     Investigators state Chaires solicited a person he believed to be a minor for sex, traveled to meet a person he believed to be a minor for sex, and encouraged them to produce child sexual abuse material.   Chaires was arrested on November 18, 2020. He is…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 19, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Timothy Glen Kaylor, 67, of Florence, S.C., on 10 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators state Kaylor distributed and possessed files of child sexual abuse material.     Kaylor was arrested on November 18, 2020. He…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 18, 2020 – Attorney General Alan Wilson, along with a coalition of over 30 other attorneys general led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, and Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, announced a $113 million settlement with Apple, Inc. regarding Apple’s 2016 decision to throttle consumers’ iPhone speeds in order to address unexpected shutdowns in some iPhones. Based on the multistate investigation, the attorneys general allege that Apple discovered that battery issues were leading to unexpected shutdowns in iPhones. Rather than disclosing these issues or replacing batteries, however, Apple concealed the issues…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 17, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Dustin Aaron Adams, 41, of North Augusta, S.C., on six charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and U.S. Secret Service, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Adams. Investigators…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 12, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Ronnie Dawsey, Jr., 37, of Lexington, S.C., on 16 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office and U.S. Marshals Service, both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Dawsey. Investigators state Dawsey engaged in criminal…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.)  – Nov. 9, 2020 – Today, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a coalition of 10 state attorneys general, led by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, in filing an amicus brief in Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar. The brief, which can be found here, urges the Supreme Court of the United States to grant writs of certiorari and reverse a decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowing mail-in ballots to be received three days after Election Day, even without postmarks. “Regardless of your political beliefs, I think we can all agree that states need to follow…

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