South Carolina man sentenced 15 years in prison for 1.6 million child porn pictures

Edward Neiger, 66

Edward Neiger, 66

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina man will serve 15 years after investigators found more than 1.6 million child pornography pictures and 11,400 sexually explicit videos of minors on computer equipment found at his house, according to WLTX.

Prosecutors say that between 2014 and 2015, 66-year-old Edward Neiger uploaded 900 files of child pornography to an image-sharing website, sent pictures on internet chatrooms and posted links on chat rooms through a file-sharing network.

He pleaded guilty to five counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor second degree and five counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Upon his release, Neiger will also have to register as a sex offender.