North Charleston man indicted on child pornography, weapons charges

A federal grand jury has indicted a North Charleston man suspected of possessing and producing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday.

Albert Taylor, 51, of North Charleston received an additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a news release.

If convicted, Taylor would face a maximum 30-year penalty and $250,000 fine for producing child pornography. Possessing the illegal materials carries a maximum 20-year penalty. The weapon charge could land the man in prison for life.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhett DeHart will prosecute the case. Agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations handled the investigation, according to the news release.

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