York County man arrested on child pornography charges

Credit: Lancaster County Sheriff's Office

A 77-year-old York County man has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to the South Carolina Attorney General's Office. 

Bradford Charles Brasel of Clover, SC, was arrested on Jan. 9 after Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the York County Sheriff's Office received a CyberTipline report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which led them to Brasel.

Investigators say Brasel distributed files of child pornography. He faces up to 100 years in prison for the ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the third degree that he has been charged with.

The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office. Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.