(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that on Wednesday, September 22nd, an Orangeburg County man was sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Kyle Teran pleaded guilty to one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, 3rd degree, and one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, 3rd degree, in Orangeburg County before the Honorable Judge Edgar Dickson.
On February 10, 2019, officers with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in Orangeburg County for a possible sexual assault. Upon arrival, law enforcement learned that the night before, Teran had sexually assaulted a 3-year-old child and had taken sexually explicit pictures of the child. Law enforcement reviewed Teran’s cell phone and discovered that he had shared those images to another person over a social media app. After being informed of his Miranda rights, Teran admitted to touching the child sexually and sharing the images. A full forensic examination of Teran’s laptop and cell phone was conducted by the Attorney General’s Office and 650 images and videos of child sexual abuse material were found.
Judge Dickson sentenced Teran to 12 years in prison on the Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, 3rd degree charge and 10 years on the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, 3rd degree charge. The sentences on both charges will run concurrently, meaning he’ll serve 12 years. He will have to register as a sex offender upon release and will be subject to lifetime GPS monitoring.