Aiken man arrested Monday on child pornography charges

An Aiken County man was arrested Monday on charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.

In a news release, the South Carolina attorney general’s office announced Michael Henry Roberts, 48, of Aiken, was arrested on ten charges connected to child pornography.

Officials with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force partnered on the arrest. Investigators with the Attorney General’s office partnered with task force members on the investigation.

At the time of his arrest Monday, Roberts was in possession of child pornography. He has been charged with ten counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Each felony charge is punishable by up to ten years in prison.