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Fairplay teen charged in child porn case

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - An Oconee County teenager has been charged with possession and distribution of child pornography, according to the South Carolina Attorney General's office.

Deputies with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested Michael Arrington, 19, of Fairplay, on April 5. Arrington is charged with two counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor (distribution) and six counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor (possession). If convicted on all charges, Arrington faces two to 10 years in prison on each count.

Investigators say Arrington shared digital videos over the internet depicting children engaged in sex acts. Officers seized three computers at Arrington's home for forensic examination, and found files containing the child pornography, according to McMaster's office.

Bond has been set at $50,000.

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is a member of the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Anderson Police, which is also a member of the Task Force, assisted in the case.

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