Georgetown County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Dale Matthew Long, 56, of Murrells Inlet, S.C., on four charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, Horry County Police Department, U.S. Secret Service, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.

 

Investigators state Long possessed multiple files of child sexual abuse material.  

 

Long was arrested on October 6, 2021. He is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree (§16-15-410), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count.

 

This case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

 

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