Williamston Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – June 12, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Michael Wayne Quick, 35, of Williamston, SC, on four 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 United States Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, as well as the Williamston Police Department, assisted with the arrest.

 

Investigators state Quick distributed multiple files of child sexual abuse material.  

 

Quick was arrested on June 11, 2020. He is charged with four 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.

 

This 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.

 

 

* Child sexual abuse material, or CSAM, is a more accurate reflection of the material involved in these heinous and abusive crimes. “Pornography” can imply the child was a consenting participant.  Globally, the term child pornography is being replaced by CSAM for this reason.

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