MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A 60-year-old Mount Pleasant man has been sentenced to three years in prison for child pornography.
Chandler Carter was sentenced on Monday in federal court in Charleston.
The investigation began when agents received information from authorities in Kent, England that Carter emailed an undercover officer in England and expressed an interest in trading child pornography.
According to authorities, the emails were traced to Carter's house in Mt. Pleasant where a federal search warrant was executed on Sept. 2, 2015.
Agents reported seizing two laptop computers and four thumb-drives from Carter's home.
"A forensic examination of his computers found approximately 25 videos and 80 images of child pornography," USASC officials said."The videos and images depicted prepubescent girls having sex with adult men."
Authorities said Carter confessed to trading and possessing child pornography at the conclusion of the search.
United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel sentenced Carter to 36-months imprisonment to be followed by supervised release for life during which Carter will be required to obtain sex offender treatment, register as a sex offender, participate in a computer monitoring program, not have any unsupervised contact with minors, and take random polygraph examinations.