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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Charleston, South Carolina, returned Indictments against the following:

Hanahan Man Indicted for Possession of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today an indictment charging Jonathan Hayhoe, age 26, of Hanahan, South Carolina, was charged in a 1-count Indictment with Possession of Child Pornography, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A.  The maximum penalty that Hayhoe could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by agents of the FBI and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Rhett DeHart of the Charleston office for prosecution.

North Charleston Man Indicted for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today an indictment charging Roman Bennett, age 46, of North Charleston, South Carolina, was charged in a 3-count Indictment with Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A.  The maximum penalty that Bennett could receive is 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000.  The case was investigated by agents of the Postal Inspection Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Rhett DeHart of the Charleston office for prosecution.

Mr. Nettles stated that the charges in this Indictment are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
 
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Updated June 14, 2016