SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Attorney General's Office announced the arrest of a Sumter man charged with multiple counts involving the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Attorney General Alan Wilson says 55-year-old Danny Eric Hope, of Sumter, has been charged with 15 counts of the following: one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count; and 15 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment on each count.
He was arrested on Thursday, June 28. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General's Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, all also members of the state's ICAC Task Force, assisted with this arrest.
No details of the allegations were given.
The 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.