York County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – March 13, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of William Freeman Sturgis (age 31) of  Rock Hill, SC, on 10 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 state Sturgis possessed multiple files of child pornography.  

 

Sturgis was arrested on March 12, 2019.  He is charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree (§16-15-410), 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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