Sumter man charged with child pornography possession
by Submitted via Email | October 11, 2018 1:55 am
Last Updated: October 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm
South Carolina Attorney Gen. Alan Wilson announced Wednesday the arrest of Duston Steven Jones, 22, of Sumter, on three charges connected to the alleged 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 Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office, Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and United States Secret Service, all 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 Jones. Investigators state Jones allegedly possessed multiple files of child pornography.
Jones was arrested Wednesday. He is charged with three counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count.
The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.
Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.