Deputies: Man confesses to having child porn, facing sexual exploitation charges

Deputies: Man confesses to having child porn, facing sexual exploitation charges
Lineberger
Lineberger

DENVER, NC (WBTV) - A Lincoln County man was arrested Thursday after he reportedly told deputies he had uploaded child pornography on his computer.

According to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Benjamin Michael Lineberger confessed to having child pornography. Deputies obtained a search warrant on Lineberger's home in the 8300 block of Unity Church Road Thursday.

Lineberger was charged with five felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a child. He was taken to the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center and placed under a $100,000 secured bond.

Deputies say Lineberger is expected to have his first court appearance July 28.

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