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Chapin man arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor

Chapin, SC (Paul Kirby) – SC Attorney General Alan Wilson’s office has announced that a Chapin man has been charged with 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. This was done following an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force in the SC Attorney General's Office.

The Attorney General’s office said that 65 year-old Dieter Karl Bartschat was arrested on December 17 and charged with 20 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Each count of the felony offense carries a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment.

Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and United States Secret Service worked together on the case and assisted in Bartschat’s arrest. The case will be prosecuted by the SC State Attorney General's Office.

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