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Man faces child pornography charges

John Robert Pacheco

Updated Sept. 29, 3:45 p.m.

Ellendale resident is arrested

On Friday, September 26, 2014, investigators from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office acted on information given to them in reference to possible child pornography.

Investigators went to the residence of John Robert Pacheco, white male, age 64, located on the Caldwell Pond Rd. in the Ellendale Community.  After the investigation, Pacheco was charged with five counts of third
 degree sex exploitation of a minor; this was due to possession of child pornography, said Chief Deputy Tod Jones. He was arrested and placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond.

Investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been notified and are working with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office on this case. Possible federal charges are pending. 

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