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Greenville Co. sheriff: Child porn investigation results in 21 arrests

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Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis said Monday that 21 arrests had been made since launching a multi-agency operation targeting child pornography.

Lewis said his deputies worked with the Attorney General’s office and the Department of Homeland Security to carry out the operation.

“This is the stuff your nightmares are made of," Lewis said of the material deputies encountered during the investigation.

Lewis said cases involved photos and videos of victims as young as two years old in various circumstances, including torture and bestiality.

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The suspects included doctors, engineers, and adults living in their parents' basements, Lewis stated.

Lewis said when he took office, there was a backlog of possible child porn cases that needed to be investigated. He said the investigators did not have the time, resources or manpower to push forward, but after launching a joint-task force, deputies found evidence to make 21 arrests.

Lewis said each suspect faces multiple offenses. A total of 143 warrants were signed.

Deputies released these suspects' names Monday morning:

  • Jonathan Kevin Capps ( one count: criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree )
  • Thomas Dale Stallard (12 counts: criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree )
  • Bret Patrick McJunkin ( 10 counts: criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree )
  • Matthew Bryan Barry Smith ( 5 counts criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree; 15 counts criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree)
  • Brett Channing Wilson (10 counts criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree )
  • Christopher James Embry (2 counts criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree; 18 counts criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree)
  • Clayton Moore Johnson ( one count: criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree )
  • Frederick Wall Jr. ( 16 counts : criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree; 2 counts: criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree)
  • Keith Davis Cook (two counts criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree)
  • Kyle J Moscaritolo ( one count criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree )
  • Phillip Walter Beamish ( one count criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree )
  • Ray Thomas Motte Jr. ( one count criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree )
  • Robert Burns Thomas ( 18 counts criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree; 2 counts criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree )
  • Timothy Eugene Guthrie ( one count criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree )
  • Willis Ramey Jr. ( two counts: criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree )
  • Anthony Shacquille Irby ( 19 counts: criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree )
  • Samuel Lewis Hargrave (11 counts: criminal sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree )

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