Greenville County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – May 15, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of William Holt Preston, 32, of Taylors, SC, on five 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. ICAC 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 Preston. Investigators state Preston engaged in criminal sexual conduct with a minor and produced multiple files of child pornography.

 

Preston was arrested on May 14, 2020. He is charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor, third degree (§16-3-655(C)); and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, first degree (§16-15-395), a felony offense punishable by up to 20 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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