MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) – State police officers on
Thursday arrested a former Moncks Corner police officer and charged him with 20
counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to a release from the State Law Enforcement
Division, 44-year-old Robert Carlton Shirer could face a sentence of up to ten
years in prison if convicted.
Affidavits show Shirer was distributing and exchanging child
pornography through a file sharing network. The affidavit shows the illegal
material was sent over the file sharing network between July and August of this
The case was investigated by the Internet Crimes Against
Children, the Greenwood, Ind., Police Department and the Brevard
County, Fla., Sheriff's Department.
The South Carolina Attorney General's Office will prosecute