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SC man gets 20 years on child porn charge

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3:08 PM
Last updated 9:34 PM
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A South Carolina man was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday after his arrest last year in an undercover child pornography sting involving the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

George Randall Ward, 60, Lexington also faces a lifetime of supervised released after pleading guilty to distribution of child pornography Feb. 12.

Ward’s arrest Sept. 28 was part of a joint operation involving Richmond and Columbia County authorities, along with the FBI and Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Evidence at his sentence hearing showed that he used a file-sharing network to distribute more than 700 images of child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office also says Ward engaged in online chats with an undercover officer in an attempt to trade child porn and meet a 14-year-old girl for sex.

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Kendall
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Kendall 05/03/12 - 12:33 am
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Did the 14 year old girl even
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Did the 14 year old girl even exist?? Look into this AC ok?

Kendall
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Kendall 05/03/12 - 12:34 am
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We can go to jail these days
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We can go to jail these days for our thoughts!! George Orwell, my hat is off to you sir, you were right!!

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goody 05/03/12 - 08:01 am
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Sorry, but sharing over 700

Sorry, but sharing over 700 images of children, involved in sex acts, is way beyond "thoughts". Anyone who would do that, would do anything he wanted with any child of any age if he had the chance.

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tarryl 05/03/12 - 11:02 am
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Kendall...the "14 year old"

Kendall...the "14 year old" was an undercover police agent. Do you ever watch "To Catch a Predator" on MSNBC?

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