Former UNC employee faces sex charges
Posted January 8, 2013
Chapel Hill, N.C. — A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill employee who was fired in November after police found a 9-mm handgun in his campus office now faces sex charges as well, authorities said Tuesday.
Charles Hitlin, 42, of 620 Olde Oaks Lane in Pittsboro, was arrested Dec. 19 and was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
No details about the case were available Tuesday.
Two months ago, Hitlin was charged with felony possession of a gun on campus property.
Police searched his office in Rosenau Hall, where he worked as an information technology manager, after an undercover investigation led them to his computer.
According to a search warrant posted on The Daily Tar Heel website, an undercover officer was chatting with someone claiming to be Hitlin's wife about having sex with multiple partners, including a 12-year-old and 15-year-old boy.
Investigators traced the chat back to Charles Hitlin's computer, according to the warrant.