Charleston Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Andrew Lee Poff , 31

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) — South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Andrew Lee Poff, 31, of Charleston on three counts involving the sexual exploitation of minors.  The Charleston Police Department, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made the arrest.  Assistance was provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, another ICAC Task Force member. 


Investigators say that Poff was involved in exchanging files containing child pornography via peer-to-peer file sharing.


Poff was arrested on Feb. 15, 2016 and charged with three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to ten  years imprisonment on each count. Several pieces of electronic equipment were seized for forensic examination. Bond was set at $300,000.00.


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


Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.

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