Lexington Man Accused of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

10:14 AM, Jun 20, 2013   |    comments
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Scott Eric Fernquist (Image: Lexington County Detention Center)

Lexington, SC (WLTX) - A Lexington man is accused of uploading to the internet images of minors being sexual assaulted.

Scott Eric Fernquist, 18, is facing 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

A cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children prompted the investigation.

Investigators say back on April 6, Fernquist uploaded image files showing girls between the ages of 4 and 14 being sexually assaulted by men.

The charges are a felony, and are punishable by two to ten years imprisonment on each count.

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