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Laurens PD: Man arrested on multiple child pornography charges

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Donald Ruff. (Source: Laurens Police Department). Donald Ruff. (Source: Laurens Police Department).
LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Laurens Police Department says a man has been arrested after being investigated for child pornography charges. 

Officers said 31-year-old Donald Lee Ruff was arrested and charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor second degree and 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor third degree. 

The South Carolina Attorney General's Office said the sexual exploitation charges carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years on each count.

According to police, Ruff was arrested after an investigation with the Attorney General's Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. Officers said a search warrant was executed at Ruff's residence. 

Several electronic devices were seized as evidence from Ruff's residence, police said. 

Investigators said Ruff possessed and distributed multiple files containing child pornography. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

Ruff is currently being held at the Laurens County Detention Center without bond. 

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