JUN 07, 2021

Goose Creek Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material* Charges

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) - June 7 ,2021 - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Kevin Matthew Bak, 32, of Goose Creek, S.C., on three 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 and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, both also members of the state's ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.

 

Investigators received a CyberTipline report that led them to Bak. Investigators state Bak possessed multiple files of child sexual abuse material.  

 

Bak was arrested on June 1, 2021. He is charged with three 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

 

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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