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      Child Pornography, Illegal Re-entry and embezzlement among indictments returned by Florence Grand Jury

      From United States Attorney Bill Nettles office:

      Wyvette Thompson Douglas, 43, of Bennettsville, was charged in a 2-count Indictment with conspiracy to possess controlled substances, and health care fraud. The maximum penalty Douglas could receive is 20 years in prison. The case was investigated by agents of the DEA Diversion.

      Octavio Huicho Flores, 26, of Horry County, was charged in a 1-count Indictment with illegal reentry into the United States after having been deported following a conviction for an aggravated felony. The maximum penalty Flores could receive is 20 years in prison. The case was investigated by agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) agents.

      Amanda Burroughs Nobles, 28, of Mullins, was charged in a 1-count Indictment with embezzlement by a bank employee. The maximum penalty Nobles could receive is 30 years in prison. The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      Justin Nicholas Guerra, 26, of Myrtle Beach, was charged in a 2-count Indictment with transportation and possession of child pornography. The maximum penalty Guerra could receive is 20 years imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

      This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, click here. {<} http://www.projectsafechildhood.gov. {>}

      Victor Benitez, 41, of Florence, was charged in a two-count Indictment with accepting money from an inmate at the Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution in return for failing to enforce rules and regulations, providing and attempting to provide marijuana and cigarettes to an inmate. The maximum penalty Benitez could receive is 15 years imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of the FBI.

      James Bryant, 36, was charged in a one-count Indictment with assaulting a federal correctional officer while an inmate at a correctional facility. The maximum penalty Bryant could receive is 8 years imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of Department of Justice/Office of Inspector General.

      The United States Attorney says all charges in these Indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.