Roberts Law Group, PLLC
North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorneys

On March 13, the North Carolina Supreme Court announced that courts throughout the state would close for at least 30 days, in an effort to protect public safety amid the Covid-19 outbreak. Roberts Law Group will remain open during this time. We are available to meet with new and existing clients in-person or on the phone. Please call our law office to schedule a time to meet.

We FIGHT for the Best Results
We FIGHT for the Best Results

Former Sports Writer Preps For Sex Offense Trial In NC Superior Court

Accusations of sex offenses involving a minor were flying against former sports writer and small business owner Eric Lusk last summer after the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC) discovered child pornography on Lusk's computer. According to an Elkin detective involved in the case, the child pornography was downloaded.

Lusk recently waived his right to a preliminary or probable cause hearing regarding the internet sex crimes charges he is facing. This would have been an opportunity to hear the evidence that the State has gathered against him as well as a chance for his defense lawyer to cross-examine any state witnesses.

Waiving the hearing means that his case will proceed to trial in North Carolina Superior Court. In the meantime, he may be working on a negotiated plea or preparing to vigorously fight the internet child pornography charges he is facing.

It is not difficult to imagine a scenario in which Lusk inadvertently downloaded illegal child pornography. Viewing, sharing and downloading adult pornography is not illegal and it is all too common for a pornographic image or video of a child to sneak into a bulk download of otherwise legal material.

Also, those who use file-sharing networks may be at a heightened risk for illegally downloading explicit images of minors. Many of these software systems default to a sharing setting, meaning that anything that you have in your shared folder is open to anyone else on the network. You must manually disable these features to avoid inadvertently distributing illegal pornography if it finds its way onto your computer.

Source: Elkin Tribune, "Lusk waives probable cause hearing," March 12, 2013

Client Reviews

Get Legal Help Now
Let Us Help You

Put our team of criminal defense lawyers on your side today. You are one phone call or email away from getting your questions answered by an experienced defense attorney.

Call us at 877-880-5753 to set up a free consultation or send us an email.

Fill out the form below for a Free Consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Call 877-880-5753 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Offices open weekdays 8am - 7pm, Saturdays 9am - 5pm