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