SC man, 21, pleads guilty to possession of child porn
08/20/2014 3:33 PM
08/20/2014 3:35 PM
A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Harry James Webb, 21, of Starr entered a guilty plea in federal court Wednesday.
Evidence established that this case originated from the arrest of an Australian citizen who had been trading child pornography with individuals all over the world, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.
One of the accounts traced back to the U.S. showed that Webb was involved in the distribution of child pornography, Nettles said.
Federal agents executed a search warrant on Webb’s address in May of last year, according to Nettles.
Webb’s computer was seized, and agents discovered multiple videos and images of minors engaged in sexual acts, Nettles said.
Nettles said the maximum penalty Webb can receive is a fine of $250,000 and/or 20 years in prison, plus a special assesment of $100.
The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to Nettles.
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