Goose Creek Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Oct. 30, 2020 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Ronald Stephen Wojdyla, 69, of Goose Creek, S.C., on 10 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Goose Creek Police Department made the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, and Charleston County Sheriff’s Department, all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, as well as the Virginia State Police (Northern Virginia ICAC TF), assisted with the investigation and arrest.

 

Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Wojdyla. Investigators state Wojdyla possessed multiple files of child sexual abuse material.  

 

Wojdyla was arrested on October 28, 2020. 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.  

 

Wojdyla was previously convicted on related charges in 2008.

 

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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