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District of South Carolina
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May 14, 2015

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

COLUMBIA, SC—United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that a Federal Grand Jury in Charleston, South Carolina, returned Indictment(s) against the following:

Summerville Man Indicted for Attempted Possession and Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography

Ernest Christopher Limehouse, age 31, of Summerville, South Carolina, was charged in a 4-count Indictment with Attempted Possession and Attempted Receipt of Child Pornography, a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252A. The maximum penalty that Limehouse 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.

Summerville Woman Indicted for Theft of Government Property

Ophelia Williams, age 60, of Summerville, South Carolina, was charged in a 1-count Indictment with Theft of Government Property, a violation of 18 U.S. C. § 641. The maximum penalty that Williams could receive is 10 years’ imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000. The case was investigated by agents of the Social Security Administration and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Rhett DeHart of the Charleston office for prosecution.

Hanahan Man Indicted for Illegal Reentry of an Alien after Removal

Ivan Edgardo Soto Naranjo, a/k/a Juan Chavez Avalos, age 37, of Hanahan, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count Indictment with Illegal Reentry of an Alien after Removal, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a). The maximum penalty Soto Naranjo could receive is two years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Enforcement and Removal Operations (ICE-ERO) and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Dean H. Secor of the Charleston office for prosecution.

Man Charged with False Statement to a Federal Agency

Divett Lydrell Mays, age 43, of Hurghada, Egypt, was charged in a one-count Indictment with False Statement to a Federal Agency, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2). The maximum penalty Mays could receive is five years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. The case was investigated by agents of the Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Dean H. Secor of the Charleston office for prosecution.

Hollywood Man Indicted for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

Andre Youngblood, a/k/a Michael S. Long, a/k/a Michael Johnson, age 40, of Hollywood, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count Indictment with Failing to Register as a Sex Offender, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2250(a). The maximum penalty Youngblood could receive is 10 years’ imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of the United States Marshals Service and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Dean H. Secor of the Charleston office for prosecution. This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the United States 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, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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