Newport man arrested on Child Porn charges

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On 01/26/2022 Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce arrested Bradley Dale Morgan, 45, of Newport on charges related to the sexual exploitation of minors.

Morgan was charged as a result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. Detectives from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office ICAC Taskforce, which includes Pine Knoll Shores Police conducted the investigation.

In the early morning hours of 01/25/2022 detectives executed a search warrant on the home of Morgan located in the Rollingwoods Subdivision in the Broad Creek community.

Evidence and equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized from the home. Agents with the NCSBI and Department of Homeland Security assisted with this search warrant operation.

Morgan was charged with five counts of Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor-Distribution of Materials. On 01/27/2022 Morgan appeared in court for his first appearance where his bond was set at $500,000.00.