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Sex offender arrested on multiple child porn charges after N. Charleston raid

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A North Charleston man has been arrested and charged with multiple child pornography charges. 

Michael Oronde Williams was arrested on Tuesday and charged with eleven counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. 

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, made the arrest. 

Investigators say a Williams, a registered sex offender, was involved in exchanging files containing child pornography through peer-to-peer file sharing. 

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

An affidavit states that authorities were conducting a proactive investigation on June 8 into a peer to peer file network called Bit Torrent.

Investigators say they found a user who was distributing, exchanging and downloading files containing child pornography. 

Authorities traced the user to a home on Dellwood Avenue in North Charleston where Williams resided. 

Further investigation revealed that Williams was a registered sex offender in South Carolina.

An affidavit states that after deputies served a search warrant at Williams home, he confessed during an interview with detectives that he downloaded material he knew to contain minors engaged in sexual activity. 

"The defendant also confessed to changing the settings so that he would be distributing the maximum amount of files possible," authorities said. 

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