Georgetown County man charged for child pornography


GEORGETOWN, SC – Sheriff Carter Weaver reports the arrest of a Rhems man in relation to a child pornography investigation.Sheriff’s Office investigators attached to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force discovered that someone in Georgetown County was using the internet to send and receive sexually-explicit pictures and videos of minor children.

A thorough investigation was conducted and ultimately resulted in today’s arrest of Steven Lee Hewitt, Sr., 49, of Mesa Drive. Hewitt, a registered sex offender, has been charged with five counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. He is incarcerated at the Georgetown County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

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ICAC is a national network of coordinated task forces that represent over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of child abuse and exploitation involving the internet. ICAC investigators work closely with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to lead the fight against child abduction, abuse, and exploitation.

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