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Effingham couple charged with sexual exploitation of a child

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RINCON, GA (WTOC) -

A husband and wife from Rincon who are charged with the sexual exploitation of a child made their first appearance Wednesday morning before a magistrate.

Michael Shepard, 38, and Rebekah Shepard, 32, were arrested after a three-month investigation by the Effingham County's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. 

The investigation revealed that there were several images and videos of child pornography with children as young as 6, according to the Effingham County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said they found the pictures and videos of child pornography on a computer at the Shepards' house. 

They have been charged with sexual exploitation of a child and possession of tools during the commission of a crime.

The couple is currently out of jail after posting a $65,000 bond.

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