Cheraw man arrested on child pornography charges

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of George Walter Krauss, age 74, of Cheraw, on three counts involving the sexual exploitation of a minor. 

The Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office, along with the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the U.S. Postal Service, arrested Krauss February 15.  Days before authorities said they found files depicting minors engaged in sexual activity on a computer in Krauss's home in Cheraw. 

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office. Krauss was released from the Chesterfield County Detention Center on his own recognizance.

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