FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A 24-year-old Florence man was arrested Thursday for his alleged involvement in downloading and distributing child pornography on the internet.
Zachary Ryan Houghtling was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to a news release from the Attorney General's Office.
The Florence Police Department, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force made the arrest with assistance from investigations with the Attorney General's office, the release states.
Houghtling could face up to 10 years imprisonment if found guilty, the release states.
Attorney General Alan Wilson stressed that all defendants are presumed innocent unless they are proven guilty.