Lexington County Deputy Craig Edward Wlaschin has been arrested for downloading child pornography on his home computer. Mr. Wlaschin is charged with second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Wlaschin, a road patrol deputy near Irmo, South Carolina, was fired by Sheriff James R. Metts as a result of the allegations.
According to the arrest warrant, Wlaschin knowingly downloaded images of children engaged in sexual activity onto his home computer in 2009 and 2010. Mr. Wlaschin dupliated the images and stored the files on his computer.
Deputies received information that Wlaschin had stored child pornography on his computer, obtained a search warrant, and were able to locate images in his computer.
Mr. Wlaschin is innocent until proven guilty.
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