Crime

Kershaw County Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – July 9, 2021 – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Henry David (DJ) Legrande, Jr., 21, of Elgin, S.C., on five charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General’s Office made the arrest. Investigators with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.

Investigators received a CyberTipline report that led them to Legrande. Investigators state Legrande distributed and possessed files of child sexual abuse material.  

Legrande was arrested on July 7, 2021. He is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count; and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree (§16-15-410), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count.

This case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.

Sheriff Lee Boan also stated in a Facebook post, “LeGrande was taken into custody without incident. Further investigation not only led to charges in connection to the internet crimes against children, it was also revealed that physical sexual assaults against children had occurred within the jurisdiction of Kershaw County. This is an ongoing investigation in which we feel other charges will be made as we move forward.”

At the end of Sheriff Boan’s post, he stated, “We have no tolerance for child predators. If you go after our children, we will go after you.”

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