Ladson man arrested for possessing, distributing child pornography

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LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – A Ladson man has been arrested on six charged connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to a news release from the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, 33-year-old Brian Lee Glidden of Ladson, was arrested on Thursday and has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

An affidavit from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office shows Google reported files which contained a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity or appearing in a state of sexually explicit nudity that had been uploaded to their servers from an IP address assigned to Glidden’s residence.

Google provided those files, which depicted a nude female child approximately 7-9-years-old on top of an adult male, to the sheriff’s office.

During a search, investigators recovered multiple files that depicted children engaged in sexual activity.

During an interview, the affidavit states Glidden confessed to intentionally downloading and saving images to his Google Drive images he knew to be child pornography and backing up several of the images on a USB drive.

Glidden’s bond was set at $300,000.

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