Sex exploitation of minor brings prison term
Anderson County resident Kenny A. Swaney was sent to prison today for four years for sexual exploitation of a minor second degree. Thirty-six year old Swaney previously pleaded guilty after a grand jury returned five indictments. Today, in the Oconee General Sessions Court at Walhalla, was sentencing day. Defense attorney Bruce Byrholdt pleaded for a home incarceration sentence, saying his client had no previous record. Byrholdt said he feared for Swaney’s safety in prison. A representative of the S.C. Attorneys General Office opposed a home incarceration sentenced, saying from a computer Swaney downloaded child pornography and disseminated it on the internet. Swaney, unmarried, lived at his mother’s home. She was left in tears by the sentence.