Mount Pleasant man arrested on sexual exploitation of a minor charges

Mount Pleasant man arrested on sexual exploitation of a minor charges
Edward Leroy Allen (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - A Mount Pleasant man has been arrested on 14 charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Edward Leroy Allen was arrested Friday night and charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor first degree and 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor third degree.

A judge set bond for Allen at $500,000.

According to an affidavit, Mount Pleasant police executed a search in Mount Pleasant on Dec. 5, 2019, after receiving a cyber tip. The affidavit states during the search, detectives seized Allen’s cell phone where they found a large number of images of child pornography.

Investigators say on Sept. 17, 2019, Allen committed the offense of first-degree exploitation of a minor by creating a video with his cell phone to record sexual activity with a minor.

The affidavit states screen shots of the sexual act were found on Allen’s phone during the search.

Allen was booked at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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