CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — Cameron Dyer, 30, of Summerville, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor.
Evidence presented to the Court showed that on May 4, 2020, law enforcement identified a Kik Messenger group created for the sharing of child pornography. Kik Messenger is an instant messaging application for mobile devices that allows users to share content. The members of the group openly engaged in the distribution of child pornography. Dyer was identified as a member of this group and was actively engaged in sharing child pornography. A federal search warrant was executed at Dyer’s home in Dorchester County on September 22, 2021. FBI seized electronic devices and conducted a forensics examination of the devices and found 56 images and 32 videos of child pornography on Dyer’s cell phone, including that of prepubescent children.
The investigation also revealed that Dyer was convicted of Possession of Child Pornography in 2015 at the Superior Court of Massachusetts, Essex County, and sentenced to 18 months in prison and two years of probation.
United States District Judge Bruce Howe Hendricks sentenced Dyer to 120 months in prison, to be followed by a life term of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system. Judge Hendricks also ordered Dyer to pay $21,000 in restitution.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals, who sexually exploit children, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with assistance from Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean H. Secor is prosecuting the case.
Brook Andrews, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Brook.Andrews@usdoj.gov, (803) 929-3000