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Charges dismissed in Fayetteville child pornography case

Posted May 29, 2013
Updated August 2, 2016

Editor's Note: All charges against Edwin Lamont Ware were dismissed in 2015.

Cumberland County investigators charged a Fayetteville man with multiple sex crimes Friday after discovering child pornography inside his home.

Edwin Lamont Ware, of 2724 Rivercliffe Road, is charged with five counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor and three counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators searched Ware's home in November 2012, finding dozens of videos showing children as young as 8 years old engaging in sexual activity with men. An undercover investigation identified Ware's home as a distribution point for the material, authorities said.

Ware, who resigned from his position as a student services specialist at Fayetteville State University, was in the Cumberland County jail Friday under a $125,000 bond. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance May 30 at 2:30 p.m.


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  • 678devilish May 29, 2013

    Who was excepting this child pornography? They have a problem to. Parents be very watchful for your children. Make it safe for them. Even be more aware of those who say they are friends of the family.

  • LEO 101 May 29, 2013

    Sick, sick, sick People....

  • msha May 29, 2013

    SICK, SICK, SICK. That's all I have to say.