Crime

Lake Wylie man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor

A Lake Wylie man has been charged with 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor after investigators discovered child pornography on his computer.

Wallace Malcolm, 63, was booked into the York County Detention Center on Monday morning. He was later released on a $15,000 bond.

The York County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the S.C. Internet Crimes Against Children task force, made the arrest with assistance from North Carolina’s Gastonia Police Department, according to a release from the S.C. Attorney General’s Office.

In December, Malcolm was “involved in exchanging child pornography via peer-to-peer file sharing,” the release said. Electronic devices from Malcolm’s residence were seized for examination Jan. 8.

If convicted, Malcolm could face up to 10 years in prison. The case will be prosecuted by the attorney general’s office.

Malcolm is not a registered sex offender, according to the South Carolina database.

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