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Beaufort Co. man indicted on child porn charges

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

A Beaufort County man was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

Joseph Austin Jenkins, 27, of Okatie, was charged in a two-count indictment on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Thursday.

He could receive up to 10 years in prison for the possession of child pornography charge and between five to 20 years in prison for the distributing child pornography charge.

The case was being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. 

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