Rock Hill man pleads guilty to child porn charges

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJune 25, 2014 

Derek Van Buren Robinson

— A Rock Hill man who stored 91 videos and images of children having sex on a computer at his parent’s house will not spend another day behind bars after he pleaded guilty to the charges on Wednesday, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.

Circuit Court Lee Alford judge sentenced Derek Van Buren Robinson, 28, to time served and three years of probation after he admitted to 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, officials say. Robinson had been in jail for 118 days after deputies charged him last July.

Last April, a detective with the York County Sheriff’s Office downloaded five video and image files containing minors engaged in sexual activity from an Internet Protocol address registered to a computer belonging to Robinson. Deputies realized Robinson was using the computer at his parent’s home.

Authorities searched the computer and found 91 videos and pictures of minors engaged in sexual activity, prosecutors said. Once arrested, Robinson admitted that the images were his.

As part of his sentencing agreement, he has forfeited his computer and will register as a sex offender. He will also have to complete sex offender counseling and is ordered not to watch any pornography during his probation.