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Zebulon man facing 15 child porn charges

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LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said this week it had arrested a Zebulon-area man and charged him with 15 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators arrested Tiburcio Marcial Pineda on Jan. 16 after searching his home, 215 Brannon Road, under warrant, a press release said.

Third-degree sexual exploitation charges relate to “material that contains a visual representation of a minor engaging in sexual activity,” according to state statute.

The sheriff’s office’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was assisted by the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation Computer Crimes Unit.

Pineda, 33, was held on a $250,000 secured bond.

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