Doing things that are illegal, such as committing a sex offense, while in a public place is a surefire way to get yourself arrested. Brandon Helms of Union County was recently arrested on charges that he was viewing child pornography from one of the public computers at his local library.
A former Assistant Principal at Sullivan Middle School in Charlotte resigned after being accused of sexual exploitation of children by local police. A search of Darin Pearson's work computers and Ipod dead-ended the sex offenses investigation however, when no illegal pornographic images of children were found. The Rock Hill Police have closed the sex crimes investigation.
Seventeen people were arrested on internet sex crimes allegations during a three-day sting operation dubbed Operation Black Veil. The men arrested had attempted to set up meetups with a 15-year-old via the casual encounters section of Craigslist.
Allegations of child pornography and rumors of sexual abuse of a child have led to the arrest of a Wake County emergency responder. Forty-one-year-old Scott Shields has been charged with two counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor and is being held on $25,000 bail in Wake County.
A former assistant principal with the Randolph County Schools, an elementary teacher in Hildebran and an Onslow County band teacher have all be arrested recently on unrelated sex offense charges involving minors.