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SCAG: Piedmont man hit with 10 charges after caught with child porn

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Phillip Eugene Garland (Source: ACSO) Phillip Eugene Garland (Source: ACSO)
PIEDMONT, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A Piedmont man was arrested and charged after child pornography was found in his possession on Wednesday.

The announcement came from the desk of South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, who said 52-year-old Phillip Eugene Garland was arrested on 10 charges.

All of those charges were connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor, said Wilson. Investigators said Garland was caught with multiple images of child pornography, and arrested by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General's Office.

Wilson said Garland has been charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree, which are felony offenses. Each count could be punishable by up to ten years behind bars.

Anderson County Sheriff's Office investigators and a member of the state's ICAC Task Force all assisted with the arrest. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.

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

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