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Press Release

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Carolina

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina - United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Mauldin Middle School Teacher Indicted for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
Daniel Ray Archer, age 56, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was charged in a 2-count indictment. Archer was charged with Possession of Child Pornography, a violation of Title 18, U. S. C. §2252A(a)(5)(B) and Distribution of Child Pornography, a violation of Title 18, U. S. C. §2252A(a)(2). The maximum penalty Archer could receive for each count is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and officers of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Lea Schoen of the Greenville office for prosecution.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated March 11, 2015