Charges dismissed in Fayetteville child pornography case
Posted May 29, 2013
Updated August 2, 2016
Fayetteville, N.C. — 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.