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Man Faces 135 Charges in Child Porn Case

Posted April 16, 2008 3:39 p.m. EDT

— A Carthage man has been charged with 135 counts of sexual exploitation after child pornography was found on a computer, authorities said Wednesday.

Nathaniel Leon Phillips, 25, of 129 Nathan Road, was charged with 132 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and three counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. His bond was set at $1.25 million.

After receiving a tip about child pornography, Moore County deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents seized a computer and found numerous photos and videos depicting children under age 16 engaged in sex acts with adult men and women, authorities said.