Retired SC firefighter sentenced for sex crimes

Retired SC firefighter sentenced for sex crimes

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A retired Myrtle Beach firefighter has been sentenced to more than 27 years in prison after police found more than one million images of child pornography in his home.

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said in a statement Monday that 56-year-old Webster Douglas Williams III of Myrtle Beach was sentenced in federal court in Florence.

Nettles said the charges included sexual exploitation of a minor, travel with intent to engage in illegal sexual conduct and possession of child pornography. Prosecutors said Williams filmed his activities with children for six years.

U.S. District Judge R. Bryan Harwell also ordered Williams to pay nearly $500,000 in restitution to his victims. Williams also must register as a sex offender and be supervised for the rest of his life after he is released from prison.

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