Myrtle Beach man admits having over million child pornography images

troot@thesunnews.comJune 20, 2014 

A Myrtle Beach man pleaded guilty in federal court to having more than a million images of child pornography at his home, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Webster Douglas Williams III, 55 pleaded guilty to producing child pornography and travel in interstate commerce to engage in sexual acts with a minor Thursday in a Florence federal courtroom.

U.S. District Judge R. Bryan Harwell will sentence Williams after he has reviewed the presentence report, which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.

Attorneys presented evidence during Thursday’s hearing that Williams made the pornography for more than five years by filming his activities with children, who were between the ages of four and 11 at the time, according to the release. Williams also took children to Florida where he engaged in sexual activities with one of the children.

When Horry County police officers searched Williams house in November 2011, more than a million images of child pornography were found in the form of pictures and videos on computers and CD's, according to the release. Hidden cameras, computers, CD's and other material used by Williams in producing and collecting child pornography were also found and seized.

Williams faces up to 30 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 on each charge.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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