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Fayetteville man charged with possession of child pornography

Posted October 2, 2012 9:35 a.m. EDT

— Cumberland County authorities on Monday charged a 44-year-old Fayetteville man with possession of child pornography. 

According to investigators, Franklin Wade Meares, of 4217 Oakmont Circle, shared materials that showed children engaged in sexual activity with adults between July 3 and Sept. 27.

He also had hundreds of photos depicting minors in inappropriate behavior on his home computer, police said. 

Meares was charged with five counts each of second-degree sexual exploitation of a child and third-degree sexual exploitation of a child. He was in the Cumberland County jail Tuesday morning under a $50,000 bond.