North Augusta man arrested on child porn charges

Robert Lehr Thomas, 48, of North Augusta, has been charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the second degree and five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the third degree, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.

Both charges are felonies punishable by up to 19 years in prison on each count. Thomas is accused of possessing and distributing child pornography.

He was arrested after investigators received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that led them to him.

 

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