Summerville man arrested for possessing child pornography

Dorchester County News

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCBD) – A Summerville man was arrested this week on child pornography charges, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s office.

The office of Alan Wilson on Friday announced the arrest of 67-year-old Mark Leonard Melcher on 20 charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to a press release, investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children which led them to Melcher, who they say possessed multiple files containing child porn.

Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigators and the Summerville Police Department made the arrest on February 13th.

He is charged with 20 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, which is punishable up to 10 years in prison on each count.

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