An Aiken man was charged Thursday with distributing child pornography over an online file-sharing network, authorities said.
Stephen Rodgers, 39, of Aiken, was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of minors, according to a press release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson.
(Note: His mugshot was not immediately available since the jail had not yet taken it when this story was posted. We will update this story with his mugshot when it becomes available.)
“Investigators state that Rodgers was involved in distributing child pornography via a file-sharing network,” the press release says.
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made the arrest. The Aiken Department of Public Safety, also a member of the ICAC Task Force, assisted in the case.
Rodgers faces up to 10 years imprisonment each if convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor. 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,” the press release says.