Police Arrest Man for Possessing Child Pornography
On December 4, 2018, the Gaston County Police arrested 63-year-old Allen Bartholomew Walters at his residence of 2711 Mountain Island Hwy, Mt Holly, NC. Walters is charged with 4-counts of Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and is currently being held at the Gaston County Jail. Gaston County Police and Gastonia Police investigators found Walters in possession of digital images depicting young children involved in sex acts with adults. It is unknown at this point where the images originated. The case is still under investigation.
This investigation began with a tip provided to police. Anyone with knowledge of a child being sexually exploited or abused should immediately contact their local police authorities.
Anyone with information regarding Allen Bartholomew Walters, please contact Det. Sampson at 704-866-3320, or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.