GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WJZY) — More than 40 tips led to a child pornography investigation and the arrests of two men in Gaston County, according to the Gaston County Police Department.

Police said that on Monday and Tuesday, investigators from various agencies conducted an operation after receiving 40 cyber tips through the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Authorities said the investigation consisted of three search warrants on homes in the county, 39 home visits conducted by eight teams of investigators and certified forensic analysts, and interviews with children at the Gaston County Child Advocacy Center, also called The Lighthouse.

After the investigation, police arrested and charged 25-year-old Joshua Kenyon of Stanley and 28-year-old Corey Swim of Mount Holly.

Kenyon was charged with three felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a child and three felony counts of third-degree exploitation. He was issued a $250,000 secured bond.

Swim was charged with six felony counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a child and six felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a child. He was issued a $150,000 secured bond.

Gaston County Police said the investigations continue. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective R.L. Smith at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.