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ESCO arrests two men on child pornography charges

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Donald Snyder and David Thompson (Source: ECSO) Donald Snyder and David Thompson (Source: ECSO)

The Effingham County Sheriff's Office, with the help of the Treutlen County Sheriff's Office, arrested a Soperton man on child pornography charges Thursday.

The ECSO's Internet Crimes against Children Task Force began investigating Donald Snyder, 61, two weeks ago after it was discovered he was downloading and sharing child pornography.

"Effingham County Deputies along with Treutlen County Deputies arrested Snyder at his residence on Second Street in Soperton after ECSO Task Force deputies obtained a search warrant. Investigators seized a computer from his residence which contained hundreds of images and videos of child pornography of children as young as four years old," Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor said.

Snyder was transported to the Effingham County Jail Thursday afternoon and is charged with sexual exploitation of children.

ECSO deputies also arrested David Thompson, 31, of Springfield on child pornography charges on Jan. 28.

Thompson is also being held at the Effingham County Jail on sexual exploitation of children charges.

"Protecting our children is one of the highest priorities at the Effingham County Sheriff's Office, and we will continue to pursue these cases in the future with ICAC," said Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie.

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