Cary youth minister charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after photos found

Wake County News

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — Disturbing details are emerging against a youth minister facing child sex charges in Wake County.

Members of the congregation at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Cary say they’re shocked after hearing that the man they trusted with their children is now accused of four felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Now those church members are trying to figure out how a man who they say had a clean record could be accused of such horrible crimes.

David Nathan Kimball wasn’t on the radar of Cary police until receiving a tip from a national counterpart.

“Microsoft alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that they had located an image on a peer to peer file sharing network,” said Cary Police Capt. John Szymeczek.

According to arrest warrants Kimball had multiple images of children between the ages of 4 and 11 posed in a sexually explicit manner and performing sexually explicit acts.

“Is it clear if he downloaded these pictures or did he take them?” asked CBS 17’s Holden Kurwicki.

“At this point we just know he had them,” said Szymeczek. “We’re not sure of the origin. That will be part of the ongoing investigation.”

CBS 17 has learned that Kimball was a part-time photographer in the area, but Szymeczek says at this point no victims have come forward.

“Given the nature of these sorts of crimes they could be anywhere in the metropolitan area,” said Szymeczek. “Contact your local law enforcement agency if you have any reason to believe that your children were a victim.”

In the meantime, Szymeczek says there’s one step every parent should take to protect their kids.

“Always, always, always monitor your children’s activity on the internet,” said Szymeczek. “Always put it in a public space in the home. All of the safe internet tips should be followed because they’re there for a reason.”

Kimball’s bond was set at $30,000 but he has since bonded out.

Kimball made his first court appearance around 9 a.m. Tuesday. He is due back in court on May 21.

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