North Charleston man arrested on child porn charges

Roman Sebastian Bennett

A North Charleston man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Roman Sebastian Bennett, 45, is charged with seven counts involving the sexual exploitation of minors, the S.C. Attorney General’s Office announced Monday.

Court records list his address as Midland Park Road. He was arrested Thursday and was being held in the Charleston County jail on $130,000 bail.

Charleston County sheriff’s deputies made the arrest, with assistance from the Charleston Police Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Investigators say Bennett was involved in sending child pornography via file sharing. They executed a search warrant at his house and seized computers and other electronic equipment for forensic examination.

Each of his charges is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

The Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case.

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