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Garner man charged with 12 sex crimes involving videos of girls as young as 3

Posted December 1, 2021 11:58 a.m. EST
Updated December 1, 2021 1:27 p.m. EST

Erich Anton Engel, 42, had images and photos depicting sex with children as young as 3 years old, according to an arrest warrant.

— A Garner man has been arrested and charged with 12 counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor involving young teenage girls and babies.

Erich Anton Engel, 42, had images and photos depicting sex with children as young as 3 years old, according to an arrest warrant.

The second-degree charge means that Engel did not create the sexually explicit photos and video but did exchange them with other people.

Engel was being held under a $350,000 bond at the Wake County Detention Center.

Engel previously turned himself into the Myrtle Beach Police in 2013 for criminal sexual misconduct with a young child in a Myrtle Beach motel in 2012, according to NBC affiliate WMBF.

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