A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Berkeley County man to 16 years in prison followed by five years probation in a child pornography case.
Raymond Cain, 26, was convicted on 20 counts of secoond-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to a news release from the S.C. Attorney General’s Office.
Circuit Judge Stephanie McDonald sentenced Cain in Berkeley County General Sessions Court, the release said.
Investigators say in 2010 Cain distributed 67 images of child pornography under the screen name “pedoyou.”
Most of the photos showed infants and toddlers being raped, according to the release.
Cain told State Law Enforcement Division agents that he was “turned on” by the photos. When requesting the images, Cain expressed “the bloodier the better,” the release said.
Attorney General Alan Wilson called the 16-year sentence a significant victory in the fight to protect children from online predators.
“It’s important to remember that the people depicted in these disturbing images aren’t actors; they’re real children who are forever scarred by the crimes committed against them,” Wilson said. “Every time these images are looked at or are forwarded to another person, that child is victimized again. I commend all the law enforcement officers who were involved in finding this abuser of innocent children and putting him behind bars.”