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Early Branch man arrested on child porn charges

A Jasper County man was arrested Friday on child pornography charges, according to a news release from the S.C. Attorney General’s office.

Gary Wayne Perkins, 66, of Early Branch is suspected on five charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors, the release said. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, made the arrest.

The Attorney General’s Office assisted with the investigation.

Perkins was in possession of child pornography, according to the release

He is charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count.

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