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Southern Pines man faces child porn charges

Posted October 27, 2010 12:11 p.m. EDT
Updated October 27, 2010 1:21 p.m. EDT

— A Southern Pines man has been accused of downloading child pornography to a computer, police said Wednesday.

Bruce Edwin Kendall, 59, of 1121 Sandmoore Drive, faces 20 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Southern Pines police said that an investigation with Pinehurst police and the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force determined that child porn had been downloaded onto a computer at Kendall's address. Investigators seized computers, DVDs and other electronic media from the home.

Kendall was being held in the Moore County jail under a $100,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Nov. 3.