Johns Island man accused of possessing child porn - WCIV-TV | ABC News 4 - Charleston News, Sports, Weather

Johns Island man accused of possessing child porn

Posted: Updated:

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Johns Island man was arrested Thursday by Charleston County deputies and Homeland Security agents for allegedly owning and distributing child pornography.

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, the investigation into 41-year-old Horace Crosby began in April and came to a head Thursday morning when Homeland Security executed a warrant at his Mary Ann Point Road home.

An incident report says Crosby had child porn and that officers suspected him of distributing the illegal materials.

An affidavit released in bond court Friday shows Crosby had images of girls as young as 5 years old committing sex acts with older men.

Family members defended Crosby, saying Homeland Security should be more focused on terrorism and not "what someone has on our computers."

"There's a big difference between molesting a child and seeing a picture (of it)," said Crosby's brother-in-law, Danny Trottier.

Crosby was taken into custody and is being held in the Charleston County Detention Center.

He was charges with two county of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

His bond was set at $100,000.

"I think the bond is very high considering there is not a personal victim," said Trottier. "There is a victim from being online and having children as porn online. But he didn't molest the child on the Internet."

According to state police records, Crosby has a history of sex crimes dating back to 1989.

Records show he has faced charges for lewd acts on a child and sexual conduct with a minor.

  • High Profile CasesMore>>

Powered by WorldNow

ABCNews4 WCIV-TV

888 Allbritton Dr.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
843-881-4444 | Advertising Information

Public Information File

For assistance with accessing WCIV-TV's public information file, click here.

Advertising

Advertising Credit Application and Terms and Conditions PDF.

Powered by WorldNow
All content Copyright © 2014 WCIV and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.