Pelion Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 25, 2019 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Justin Darrel Rawl, (age 22) of  Pelion, 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 Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, US Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 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 (NCMEC) which led them to Rawl. Investigators state Rawl possessed multiple files of child pornography.  

 

Rawl was arrested on October 23, 2019.  He is charged with six 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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