A Goose Creek man is accused of keeping child pornography on his computer, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Friday.
Jason William McCoy, 33, is charged with five counts involving the sexual exploitation of a minor, Wilson said. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, made the arrest Wednesday.
On Nov. 20 and 21, during an undercover investigation, a Berkeley County detective downloaded five files containing child pornography from a shared folder on McCoy’s computer, Wilson said.
Authorities later executed a search warrant at McCoy’s residence and seized several items, including two laptop computers, which were submitted for a forensic examination, he said.
McCoy is charged with five counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by two to 10 years in prison on each count. The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges may be filed, Wilson said.