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Rhett DeHart announced today that four individuals have been charged by a federal grand jury in a count indictment for their respective roles in alleged child sex trafficking, production of child pornography, and coercion and enticement of a minor. Specifically, Hart William Grow, 25, of Surprise, Arizona, has been charged with conspiracy to sexually traffic a minor, sexual trafficking of minor, conspiracy to produce child pornography and to coerce and entice a minor, four counts of production of child pornography involving two victims, four counts of coercion and enticement of a minor involving two victims, and possession of child pornography.
Theodore Woolings Bye, III, 36, of Myrtle Beach, has been charged with conspiracy to sexually traffic a minor, sexual trafficking of minor, conspiracy to produce child pornography and to coerce and entice a minor, two counts of production of child pornography, two counts of coercion and enticement of a minor, and possession of child pornography.
Sanadin Mohamed Elrayes, 28, of Surfside Beach, and Charles Joseph Spillane, 44, of Myrtle Beach, have both been charged with conspiracy to produce child pornography and to coerce and entice a minor. The indictment alleges that, since at least AprilGrow and Bye conspired to recruit, entice, harbor, transport, provide, obtain, maintain, patronize, and solicit a minor victim in South Carolina to engage in a commercial sex act. The record in the case alleges that Grow, from his home in Arizona and through the internet, misrepresented to various minors across the country that he was also a minor and was interested in a relationship.
Threatening the minor victim if the victim did not obey his BDSM rules, Grow required the victim to engage in often-violent sexual acts with adult men that the victim did not otherwise wish to engage with. According to Court records, Grow used message boards and social media to make his minor victim available to adult males for sexual encounters in exchange for the men sending visual depictions of the sexual encounters to him. Specifically, Grow required the adult males to produce, or assist in the production of, a visual depiction of the often-violent sexual acts.
One such male, according to the indictment, was Bye. The indictment alleges that Bye, with the direction and logistical assistance of Grow, not only participated sex kik names the sexual acts with the victim but also made the victim available for sex on numerous occasions to other men.
According sex kik names the indictment, Bye would transport the victim to various locations in and around Myrtle Beach for commercial sex acts and would use internet message boards, social media, and text messages to make the victim available to other adult males for sexual encounters. According to the indictment, the visual depictions with Elrayes were created at a hotel in Surfside Beach, and the visual depictions with Spillane were created at his Myrtle Beach home.
The indictment also alleges that in earlyafter Grow had trafficked the first minor victim, he began communicating with a second minor victim in South Carolina. According to Court records, Grow coerced the second minor into producing visual depictions of sexually explicit conduct until shortly before his arrest in Arizona.
According to Court records, the defendants used social media applications, including Snapchat, Wattpad, and Kik to communicate with the victims and with each other. Grow and Bye face a maximum penalty of life, and Elrayes and Spillane face a maximum penalty of five years. All defendants are currently detained. Attorney DeHart. No demographic is immune from this type of crime, and no family with a computer or a phone is out of reach from these types of predators. Shoemake and Amy Bower are prosecuting the case.
The case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative deed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. For more information, please visit www. Acting United States Attorney DeHart stated that all charges in indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are pd innocent until and unless proven guilty. If you or someone you know may have information relevant to this investigation, please call the HSI Tipline at You are here U. Attorneys » District of South Carolina » News.
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