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UPDATED ON 6: Aiken Man Facing Several Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor Charges

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Ronald Gardner, mug shot courtesy of Aiken County Sheriff's Office Ronald Gardner, mug shot courtesy of Aiken County Sheriff's Office
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***UPDATED at 3:32 P.M. on Wednesday, June 5th***

We are learning new information on an Aiken man who has been arrested and is facing several sexual exploitation of a minor charges.

According to officials, on April 20th, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office began an undercover investigation which resulted in the arrest of 53-year-old Ronald Gene Gardner, of Aiken.

Investigators obtained and executed a search warrant at Gardner's residence, as part of the investigation. Arrest warrants were obtained for Gardner on Tuesday,June 4th, which were served Wednesday morning when Mr. Gardner surrendered himself to investigators.

Gardner was taken into custody and booked into the Aiken County Detention Center on 20 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor 3rd Degree (Possession of Child Pornography) and 2 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor 2nd Degree (Distribution of Child Pornography).

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***POSTED at 2:44 P.M. on Wednesday, June 5th***

An Aiken man is charged with 22 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor third degree and 2 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor second degree.

Ronald Gardner, 53, was arrested Wednesday morning.

We are awaiting more details of his arrest.

Count on WJBF News Channel 6 and wjbf.com to bring them to you as soon as we get them.

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