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Myrtle Beach man arrested on charges of sexual exploitation of minors

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A Myrtle Beach man was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges, including the sexual exploitation of minors.

Randy Michael Faulkner, 62, was charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

Authorities said they received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which led them to Faulker. The investigation found Faulker distributed files of child sexual abuse material. He had no prior record.

Randy Michael Faulkner

Randy Michael Faulkner. J. Reuben Long Detention Center/Provided

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Horry County Sheriff's Office made the arrest and were assisted by the S.C. Attorney General's Office, according to officials.

The charges are a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count.

The case will be prosecuted by the South Carolina Attorney General's Office.

Follow Richard Caines on Twitter at @rickcaines

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