Charles Franklin Poston, 41, pleaded guilty this week to sexual exploitation of a minor in Lancaster County court, according to prosecutors and court records.
In March, the Google company contacted the Center for Missing and Exploited Children after child porn was downloaded from the Internet, said Robert Kittle spokesman for the S.C. Attorney General’s Office. The missing children center contacted the attorney general’s office, which runs the the South Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, officials said.
Lancaster County Sheriffs Office deputies were contacted and started an investigation, court records show.
Lancaster County deputies found child porn pictures on Poston’s electronic devices, according to police and court records. Deputies then arrested Poston, records show.
Poston is a registered sex offender who lived on Hance Avenue in Lancaster, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. Poston has a 2008 conviction for child molesting in Indiana, according to SLED and court records.