Easley man faces federal child pornography counts

EASLEY — An Easley man was charged with three counts of possession and distribution of child pornography last week by a federal grand jury.

Wallace M. Bryant, Jr., 26, was charged in a three-count indictment on Feb. 12, according to U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations special agents and is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney William J. Watkins, Jr.

Bryant could receive up to 30 years in prison.

The case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information, please visit