Eleven Counts of Child Porn

29 y/o Spartanburg Suspect Arrested

Stacie Bartro
July 13, 2020 - 9:00 am
Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office

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A child pornography investigation in June leads to the arrest of a 29 year old Spartanburg man.

The Spartanburg Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a warrant to search the home of suspect James Mackinzie Hines after a cyber tip was left with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

James Mackinzie Hines
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A search of Hines' residence Thursday resulted in several electronic devices containing images of child pornography. 

Hines was arrested for 11 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor an is incarcerated at this time.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said a confession was obtained from Hines.

Press Release from the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office below:

Our investigator assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force began a child pornography investigation last month after receiving a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The investigation revealed the possible identity and location of the suspect, which resulted in a search warrant being executed at his residence yesterday.

Several electronic devices were recovered that contained numerous images of child pornography, and a confession was obtained from the suspect.

He is James Mackinzie H[i]nes, Palmetto St., Spartanburg, SC, 29302, and he was arrested for 1 count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Second Degree, and 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor – Third Degree.

He was booked into the detention facility yesterday at 11:15 AM yesterday and remains incarcerated at this time.

The SC Attorney General’s Office will prosecute Hines for these offenses, and this agency would again like to thank Homeland Security for their invaluable assistance in the investigation of these type of cases. 

 

 

 

 

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