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.
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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.