Horry County man charged with five child pornography counts

Horry County man charged with five child pornography counts
Joel Herrick (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A 19-year-old Horry County man was arrested Tuesday on five child pornography charges.

According to a press release from the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, Joel Herrick, of Conway, was charged with four counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Online records from the J. Reuben Long Detention Center state Herrick was released Tuesday afternoon on a $50,000 bond.

The release stated investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which led them to Herrick.

Investigators said Herrick distributed and possessed files of child pornography.

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