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Oct 22nd 2018

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 22, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Edward Morris Greenwood, 32, of Columbus, GA pleaded guilty today to one count of sex trafficking of a minor and was sentenced to 12 years in prison by Judge Eugene Griffith. In April 2017, law enforcement received a tip that a 16-year-old girl was asking patrons of a gas station on Fish Hatchery Road in Lexington County if they wanted to engage in sexual activities. Officers responded and the minor told them that Greenwood was making her have sex with men and she was forced to…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 19, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jeffrey Daniel Lusk (age 32) of Pelzer, S.C., on one charge connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.  Investigators with Homeland Security Investigations (H.S.I.), also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.   Investigators state Lusk distributed child pornography.     Lusk was arrested on October 17, 2018 and charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (16-15-405), a felony…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – October 16, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announces that Dashun Malik Canty, 21, of Sumter, South Carolina, entered a plea of guilty on October 3, 2018 on an insurance fraud charge. Canty pleaded guilty to one count of Presenting a False Claim for Payment $10,000 or More. The Honorable Kristi F. Curtis accepted the plea and sentenced Canty pursuant to the Youthful Offender Act.  His sentence is not to exceed three years in prison on his charge.  That sentence is suspended to three years of probation. “We will continue to go after people who…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 15, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Scott Anthony Mutterer (age 53) of Clover, SC, on two charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the York County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.  Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office and US Marshals Service, both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation and arrest.   Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Mutterer. Investigators state Mutterer…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 10, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Duston Steven Jones (age 22) of  Sumter, SC, on three 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, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, and United States Secret Service, all 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 (NCMEC) which led them to Jones. Investigators…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 10, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Keith Gary Butt (age 47) of  Fountain Inn, SC, on seven charges connected to the exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Greenville 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 Butt. Investigators state Butt distributed and possessed files of child pornography.  …

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 10, 2018 – Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday joined with 16 other states in a court brief supporting Second Amendment rights in response to New York City’s “premises permit” restrictions applicable to handguns kept for self-defense. The coalition asks the United States Supreme Court to consider the permitting scheme’s burden on Second Amendment rights, the full extent of those rights, and the applicability of those rights to self-defense outside the home. “We think New York’s restriction clearly violates the Second Amendment,” Attorney General Wilson said. “As our states’ top prosecutors, we’re all in favor of…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 9, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Christian Liam Smith (age 19) of  North Charleston, SC, on three charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the North Charleston Police Department 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 state Smith distributed child pornography.     Smith was arrested on October 3, 2018.  He is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree…

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  • (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 5, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has joined a 12-state coalition of attorneys general fighting another lawsuit that would allow some cities to set energy policy for the entire nation. The lawsuit was filed by King County in Washington State against BP, Chevron, and other energy companies. The state attorneys general are asking the Court to allow them to file a brief in support of dismissing the lawsuit. The states argue that, if this lawsuit goes forward, other cities and states could be sued, hurting state economies and job creators. “King County’s theory of…

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