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Summerville man facing 20 child porn charges

Lucas G. Owens (Dorchester County Detention Center).jpg
Lucas G. Owens (Dorchester County Detention Center)

State and local authorities have charged a Summerville man with multiple counts of distributing child pornography.

Lucas G. Owens, 23, of Summerville, was arrested Wednesday, February 6, by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office on 20 counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators with the sheriff's office, Attorney General's Office and Summerville Police Department partnered in the investigation.

Their investigation started after receiving a "CyberTipline" report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the Attorney General's office said.

Owens, if convicted, faces up to 10 years in prison for each count he's charged with.