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N.Y. man charged with child pornography in Myrtle Beach

Eugene Croll
Eugene Croll

A New York man was arrested Thursday in connection with 10 counts of child sex crimes after an ongoing investigation revealed child pornography computer files.

Eugene Croll, 68, of North Towanda, N.Y. is charged with 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of minors, according to a press release from the office of South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Friday.

Investigators received a referral from New York State Police regarding Croll’s involvement in an ongoing investigation regarding child pornography files, authorities said.

Deputies with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office and a member of the Attorney General’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force made the arrest in Myrtle Beach, and assistance was given by the New York State Police, according to the release.

Computer-related items were seized for forensic examination during the arrest, authorities said.

The charges Croll is facing are felony offenses punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and the case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.

Croll is being jailed at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $10,000 bond, records show.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

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