Attorney General Announces Arrest

Laurens Man Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse Materials

Matthew Causey
June 05, 2020 - 6:46 pm
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Press Release from the Attorny General's Office

(COLUMBIA, S.C.)  South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Robert Douglas Holmes (age 37), of Waterloo, SC, on five charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General's Office made the arrest. Investigators with the United States Secret Service, United States Marshals Service and Laurens County Sheriff's Office, all also  members of the state's ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest.

Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Holmes. Investigators state Holmes distributed and possessed files of child sexual abuse material.  

Holmes was arrested on June 3, 2020.  He is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment; and 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.

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