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Man faces child sex, child porn charges

A Mocksville was arrested last week on charges relating to child pornography and abuse.

Steven Tyler Smith, 22, was arrested at his Stagecoach Road residence after warrants were served by the Davie County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security agents.

“Deputies located a large amount of child sexual abuse material in the residence,” said Sheriff J.D. Hartman. A 17-month-old victim was also located, and is safe and receiving proper services, the sheriff said.

Smith was charged with: 6 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, and statutory sex offense with a child by an adult. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the production and distribution of child sexual abuse materials and the sexual abuse of a minor in this case. Any information that the public may have related to this case may call 336-751-6238 or email Sheriff@dcsonc.com. You may also leave information at https://davie-so-nc.zuercherportal.com/#/submit_tip.