Man on probation charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

Published: Jun. 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2014 at 12:52 AM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a 67-year-old man on probation for assault was arrested after Probation and Parole agents found child pornography on his computer at a North Charleston home.

NCPD investigators charged Phil Gerald Simoneaux with sexually exploitation of a minor.

Simoneaux's arrest stems from an incident on Friday when Probation and Parole agents went to Simoneaux's home to conduct a probation search.

According to authorities, they had received a tip of a possible weapon in the house.

The agent told police that he found 11 pictures of young underaged girls on Simoneaux's computer. NCPD detectives obtained a search warrant and seized multiple items.

Simoneaux's bond was set at $250,000 which he posted.

Investigators say Simoneaux was placed on probation in May after he was convicted for second-degree assault and battery.

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