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NC man arrested on child pornography charges

Posted October 27, 2021 11:53 a.m. EDT

According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a cybertip that the suspect, identified as James Harrell Jacobs, Jr., possessed child pornography.

— A North Carolina man is facing multiple charges in connection to a case involving the alleged sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, a cybertip was received that the suspect, identified as James Harrell Jacobs, Jr., possessed child pornography.

WMBF reports the sheriff’s office, Laurinburg police and the State Bureau of Investigation determined the tip was valid.

Jacobs, Jr., of Gibson N.C., is charged with 12 counts of second-degree criminal exploitation of a minor.

He is being held at the Scotland County Detention Center on a $400,000 secured bond.

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