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Aug 4th 2020

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Aug. 3, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is asking the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to protect the religious freedom of public employees. He joined a 21-state amicus brief filed with the court in a Texas case. Joe Kennedy coached football at Bremerton High School until he was suspended midway through the season for praying silently on the field after each game. The school district prohibited Kennedy from coaching out of baseless fear that his individual prayers violated the Establishment Clause. “No reasonable person would believe that Coach Kennedy’s silent prayers on the football field are government…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 31, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jocqueus Andredeous Wilson, 39, of Summerville, S.C., on two charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Mount Pleasant Police Department made the arrest.     Investigators state Wilson solicited a person he believed to be a minor for sex and encouraged them to produce child sexual abuse material.   Wilson was arrested on July 28, 2020. He is charged with one count of criminal solicitation of a minor (§16-15-342), a felony offense…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 31, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Frankie Nathaniel Will Praylow, 28, of Newberry, S.C., on four 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 Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, Eighth Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, as well as the Newberry Police Department, assisted with the investigation and arrest.   Investigators state Praylow distributed files of child sexual abuse material.    …

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 30, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Gregory Scott Roland, 46, of Columbia, S.C., on seven 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 S.C. Attorney General’s Office, also a member 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 Roland. Investigators state Roland distributed and possessed files of child…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 30, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Kenneth W. Burch, 70, of Inman, S.C., on two 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 Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators state Burch distributed files of child sexual abuse material.     Burch was arrested on July 28, 2020. He is charged with two counts…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 29, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jackie Austin Stewart, 26, of Greenwood, S.C., on two charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Greenwood 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, and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation (NCSBI), a member of the N.C. ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators received multiple CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 24, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Anthony Shaquille Irby, 27, of Taylors, SC, 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 SC Attorney General’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators received multiple CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Irby. Investigators state Irby distributed…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 24, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Robert E. Turner, 59, of Belton, S.C., on 14 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 Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), United States Secret Service, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and 8th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 23, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Michael Patrick Pellett pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, 3rd Degree, before the Honorable Steven H. John in Horry County.  Pellett was represented by Clay Pinkerton. “I want to commend our Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is working around the clock in every part of the state to protect our children from these online predators,” Attorney General Wilson said. “This gets one of those predators off our streets and I hope his sentence will be a warning to…

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