Blythewood Man Faces Child Porn Charges

Samuel James Robison III

Samuel James Robison III

BLYTHEWOOD – A Blythewood man was arrested last week, charged with six counts of sexual exploitation of minors.

According to the office of S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson, a search warrant was executed on June 11 on the Lakemor Court home of Samuel James Robison III, 77, where computers and other electronic equipment were seized. Robinson, who is accused of sending child pornography via an internet file sharing network, was arrested and charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree, and five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree. Both are felony offenses, punishable by up to 10 years in prison on each count.

The alleged file transfer was discovered by investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department, also an ICAC member, made the arrest.

Robison was transferred to the Alvin S. Glen Detention Center and was later released on a $120,000 bond.