Sumter County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

(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 state Jones possessed multiple files of child pornography.  

 

Jones was arrested on October 10, 2018.  He is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree (§16-15-410), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count.

 

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

 

Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.

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