Irmo man arrested on child pornography charges

Irmo man arrested on child pornography charges

IRMO, SC (WIS) - An Irmo man is facing 13 charges connected to sexual exploitation of minors.

Michael Alan Rowland, 49, was arrested Thursday and is charged with three counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The charges have up to a combined 20 years imprisonment, if convicted.

Investigators said Rowland distributed child pornography via a file-sharing network.

Rowland was arrested by the state's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force with assistance from the Irmo Police Department.

The Attorney General's Office will prosecute the case.

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