Anderson County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 26, 2018 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Christian Thomas Young (age 43) of Anderson, SC on 21 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 Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Anderson Police Department  and United States Secret Service, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest.

 

Investigators state Young distributed files of child pornography.  

 

Young was arrested on October 24, 2018. He is charged with 21 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 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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