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Police Charge Man with Possession of Child Porn

Elder Aguilar MonzonGaston County Police have charged Elder Aguilar Monzon, age 25, of 407 Louise Ave. Mt Holly, NC with five (5) felony counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor and five (5) felony counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a minor.  The charges stem from a cybertip the County Police received from WhatsApp Inc. in reference to child pornography possibly being downloaded to a mobile device using their smart phone app.

As a result of the subsequent investigation of the cybertip, the County Police served a search warrant and seized a mobile device from Monzon. A forensic examination on the mobile device led to the discovery of numerous child pornography images.  

Monzon is currently in custody at the Gaston County Jail under a $1,000,000 bond.

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.