North Carolina man charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after raid

MARBLE, North Carolina (WDEF) – North Carolina investigators reveal the arrest of a suspect in a Child Sexual Exploitation case.


The suspect is 76 year old David Eugene Barnes from Marble.


National groups that monitor child predatory image online tipped the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office about the suspect last month.


They served a search warrant at his home today and chargd him with ten counts each for Second and Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.


Chief Deputy Joe Wood stated “I would like to remind our citizens that April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children are our most precious resource. The team work by the investigators both here and at the State and Federal level is outstanding and shows the dedication these great officers go to keeping our children safe. This case is far from finished as we continue to put pieces of the puzzle together.”.
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