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2 Conway men accused of distributing child pornography

Guy Eugene Kaipo Lavalouis. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center.) Guy Eugene Kaipo Lavalouis. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center.)
Charles Jared Thomas. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Charles Jared Thomas. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) – Two Conway men were arrested and accused of distributing child pornography via a file-sharing network, according to a news release from the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.

Guy Eugene Kaipo Lavalouis, 27, and Charles Jared Thomas, born in 1986, both from Conway, were arrested on charges connected to sexual exploitation of minors.

Investigators say Lavalouis and Thomas were both involved in distributing child pornography via a file-sharing network.

Lavalouis was arrested on Tuesday, August 9 and is charged with two felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor – each count punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and 10 felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor – also punishable by up to 10 years in prison on each count.

Thomas was arrested on Wednesday, August 10 and charged with 13 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and five counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators with the SCAG’s Office made the arrests, and were assisted by the Conway Police Department and the Horry County Sheriff’s Office.

Both cases will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office. 

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