Investigators have accused a Summerville man of possessing and distributing images of child pornography.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan wilson announced the arrest of Joseph Wheeler McGowan, 51, on Wednesday.
According to a news release, he faces 17 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Investigators with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations assisted with Monday’s arrest.
On Wednesday, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying McGowan had made bail.
The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.