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Former UNC employee faces sex charges

Posted January 8, 2013

— 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.

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  • unc70 Jan 9, 2013

    Has to run again to balance the guy at State with guns in his locker, an axe, and a new AR-15. Can't have State be the new story. Have to remind people about Chapel Hill. Must be Holden's fault somehow. Or maybe it's just because the DTH is publishing again after winter break and there is a source for UNC news.

    Just kidding. I think the sex charges are more recent.

  • bubbba Jan 8, 2013

    This story has already been run. Why again?
    Relic
    January 8, 2013 5:23 p.m.
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    Cause he is a sick pedophile and more kids may come forward now that they know he will be behind bars. You been watchin them TV crime shows?

  • Relic Jan 8, 2013

    This story has already been run. Why again?

  • aetius476 Jan 8, 2013

    "Perhaps you are not qualified for the position you were seeking." - piene2

    But a gun toting pedophile was. No wonder Gov. McRory said the state's IT system was broken...

  • piene2 Jan 8, 2013

    "THIS gets hired. I've never so much as had a passing thought about children as sex partners,spotless criminal record, countless applications to UNC IT departments, not so much as an autorejection. Wonder who he knew, to get the management job?
    Morrigan"

    Perhaps you are not qualified for the position you were seeking.

  • NC Tech Jan 8, 2013

    Some Information Technology guy. Couldn't even cover his own tracks. Duhhh!!

  • Terkel Jan 8, 2013

    THIS gets hired. I've never so much as had a passing thought about children as sex partners,spotless criminal record, countless applications to UNC IT departments, not so much as an autorejection. Wonder who he knew, to get the management job?