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Aiken Child Predator Arrested Again – for Distributing Child Porn!

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Ricky GainesAn Aiken man with a history of sexual assault on children has been arrested for distributing child pornography.

Rickey Allen Gaines, 61, of Little Tepee Lane, was arrested Friday on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of minors in the second degree. He did not manufacture the child pornography or take pictures of children, but he passed along child pornography, authorities said.

Gaines is  registered sex offender living in Aiken after moving from Colorado, where he was convicted in 1996 of sexual assault on a child. (Link here: http://www.homefacts.com/offender-detail/SC827457/Rickey-Allen-Gaines.html )

His arrest Friday comes from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office assisted with the investigation.

Investigators say Gaines was involved in distributing child pornography via a file sharing network. He faces up to 10 years imprisonment on each count, meaning the suspect could be sentenced to 100 years for his crimes.

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office. In a press release, 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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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.

2 COMMENTS

  1. For distributing child porn he could potentially never be free again, but for the actual heinous deed itself this sorry p.o.s. was released? He should have been hanged for the molestation- but here is this kooky, sick bastard trolling kids on the internet …sad. Bullet. Between the eyes. Next….

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