A North Carolina man is facing five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after getting caught up in a child porn sting by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Lenoir Police Department. Curtis Kacludis has been charged with both illegal possession and distribution of child pornography.
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.
An otherwise cold case was 'heated up' by DNA evidence last year and has another North Carolina man fighting for his freedom and facing sex crimes charges. According to the police report a woman was sexually assaulted by two men after they first forced her into an unknown vehicle and taken to an unknown location.
The Men's Shelter of Charlotte has stopped accepting residents who are registered sex offenders and trying to find homes for the dozen or so that currently call the shelter home. Life becomes just a little bit more difficult for those in the Charlotte area who must register as sex offenders, until they are able to legally seek removal of the registry requirement.
Explicit photos on the cell phone of a teenage girl resulting in sex offense charges against two North Carolina men. The girl's father found the images and alerted police, which eventually led to an investigation by the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.
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.
The FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and the Newton Police Department worked together to arrest two Newton men accused of possessing child pornography downloaded from the Internet. One man faces three counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor while the other faces only two for what is assumed to be explicit digital images of minors.
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.
In 2006, Johnny Williams was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being convicted of sex offenses involving a minor, including lewd conduct and attempted rape. Williams was released from prison and paroled in January, 2013. Just days ago, his sex offense convictions were set aside and the case against him dismissed.
An employee of the North Carolina Department of Corrections has been reassigned to a desk job in Gaston County after one of his probationers accused him of sexual assault. According to the woman, her probation officer, David Francis, had arranged a meeting with her at his office. While there, the DOC probation officer sexually assaulted her.