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Morrisville man charged with nine counts of sexual exploitation of minor

Posted November 4, 2020 4:28 p.m. EST

Eric Werner Johansson (SBI photo)

— The State Bureau of Investigation Computer Crimes Unit has arrested a Morrisville man on sexual exploitation charges.

Officials said Eric Werner Johansson, 57, was arrested at his home on Wednesday. He's facing nine counts of second degree exploitation of a minor. The arrest comes after a joint investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations in Raleigh, the Wake County Sheriff's Office and the SBI, through its partnership with the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Johansson was held at the Wake County Detention Center under a $750,000 secured bond.

Officials said the investigation continues.

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