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Dec 8th 2019

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Dec. 5, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Gregory Robert Tibbetts, age 39, of Mount Pleasant, 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 Tibbetts engaged in sexually explicit communication with and traveled to meet someone he believed to be a minor.   Tibbetts was arrested on November 27, 2019. He is charged with one count of attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor (§16-3-655); and one count of sexual…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) –  Nov. 29, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Wesley Shane Lewis, 26, of Galivants Ferry, SC, on one charge connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Lewis. Investigators state Lewis distributed child pornography.    …

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 27,2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Tommy Rene Lee, age 49, of Manning, SC, on six charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), U.S. Secret Service, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this arrest.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 26, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Ashley L. Pryor, age 42, of Myrtle Beach, SC, on one charge connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Pryor. Investigators state Pryor distributed child pornography.  …

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 22, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Mark William Moseley, age 61, of Myrtle Beach, SC, on nine charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Moseley. Investigators state Moseley distributed files of…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 21, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Damion Demetrius Frazier, (age 20) of  Conway, SC, on 10 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, Horry County Police Department, and Coastal Carolina University Police Department assisted with this investigation.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 21, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Willie Alfred Blair (age 65) of McCormick, SC, on five charges connected to the solicitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the McCormick County Sheriff’s Office, US Marshal’s Service, US Secret Service and Homeland Security Investigations, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Nov. 21, 2019 – Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that a Barnwell County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for producing child pornography, which involved his recording video and taking still photos while he sexually abused a young girl. Joshua Isiah Worthy waived venue from Barnwell County to Lexington County and pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, First Degree before the Honorable Frank R. Addy. “All cases of child sexual abuse and child pornography are repulsive,” Attorney General Wilson said. “But this one is even more so because…

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  • (COLUMBIA, SC) – Nov. 18, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the State Grand Jury returned indictments against suspended Florence County Sheriff William Kenney Boone.  He was charged with one count of Misconduct in Office and three counts of Campaign Ethics Violations. The misconduct offense is a common law misdemeanor, punishable by up to ten years in prison.  The ethics violations are statutory misdemeanors punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine no less than $5,000 and not more than five hundred percent of the amount of contributions that should have been reported. The…

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