Rock Hill man faces child pornography charges

July 19, 2013 

A Rock Hill man has been charged with distribution of child pornography, according to the state Attorney General’s office.

Derek Van Buren Robinson, 28, was arrested Thursday after a York County detective investigated the distribution of child pornography on a peer-to-peer computer network, according to a news release from the attorney general’s office. The investigator downloaded images depicting children engaged in sexual activity.

Further investigation revealed the downloaded images originated from an account associated with a subscriber in York County. A search warrant was executed at Robinson’s residence, and a computer was seized and submitted for examination by the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Robinson was charged with five counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony punishable by between two and 10 years in prison on each count, according to the news release.

The case will be prosecuted by the attorney general’s office.

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