Lexington, SC 05/24/2023 - South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Patrick Ryan Greer (age 40) of Lexington, S.C., on four charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department made the arrest.
Investigators state Greer manufactured and distributed files of child sexual abuse material.
Greer was arrested on May 23, 2023. He is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, first degree (§16-15-395), a felony offense punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment on each count; and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.
The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office.
Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.