Pickens County Man, Scott James Hunter, Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

COLUMBIA, SC (STL.News) South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Scott James Hunter, age 43, of Liberty, SC, on 11 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest.  Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office, also a member of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with this investigation.

Investigators state Hunter distributed and possessed files of child pornography.

Hunter was arrested on October 24, 2019. 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 10 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.

The 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.