Michael Robert Kelly, 40, of Morrisville is charged with five counts of second degree exploitation of a minor and five counts of third-degree exploitation of a minor.
Durham investigators say they started looking at Kelly in January when he came to their attention through the work of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
Kelly was being held on a $175,000 bond.
Police were looking for more information about Kelly's alleged activities. Anyone who can help is asked to call Investigator D. P. Brown at (919) 560-4440 ext. 29315, or CrimeStoppers at (919)683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers do not have to identify themselves.