NC man facing over 50 child porn charges

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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WFMY) – A Mount Airy man is facing over 50 charges in relation to child pornography.

According to the Surry County Sheriff’s Office, Walter Wood, 42, was charged on 58 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

On March 20,  two additional counts of felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, felony soliciting a minor with a computer, felony indecent liberties with a minor, and felony dissemination of obscenity were all added from Alamance County.

The charges stemmed from the result of an investigation that first began as solicitation of a minor through a computer. 

Wood was first arrested on July 26, 2018, for three felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor from Surry County.

A search warrant was put in place to search Woods home.

During the search, electronics were taken as evidence and separate search warrants were executed on those devices. 

Furthermore, evidence was found that Wood was not only in possession of child pornography but that he had been soliciting minors through the computer to send pornographic photos.

The investigation is ongoing.

Wood is currently jailed on a $590,000 secured bond.

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