Man on probation charged with sexual exploitation of a minor
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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