Crime

Charleston Man Arrested on Child Sexual Abuse Material Charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Christopher Philip Eaton Fisher, 27, of Charleston, S.C., on two charges connected to the sexual exploitation of minors. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Charleston Police Department made the arrest. Investigators with the S.C. Attorney General’s Office, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), all also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation.

Investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Fisher. Investigators state Fisher distributed and possessed child sexual abuse material.  

Fisher was arrested on August 23, 2021.  He is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment; and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree (§16-15-410), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.

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.

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