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Police Charge Registered Sex Offender with Possession of Child Porn

Eric Svenson SpurlingGaston County Police have charged Eric Svenson Spurling, age 37, of 2744 Springbrook Circle Gastonia, NC with six (6) felony counts 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor.  The charges stem from a search warrant executed by the Gaston County Police and Gaston County Sheriff’s Office on October 24, 2018.

The County Police and Sheriff’s Office conducted the October search in reference to Spurling violating the terms of his sex offender registration.  During that search County Police detectives seized electronic storage devices belonging to Spurling and subsequently performed forensic examinations on the devices that led to the discovery of thousands of child pornography images. 

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. W.M. Sampson at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.  There is no further information available at this time.