4-month investigation ends with Wake County child porn arrest

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A multi-agency investigation that lasted four months ended with a Wake County man behind bars.

Stephan Ray Grimes, 44, faces six counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Marshalls Service and Wake County Sheriff's Office joined forces to investigate Grimes in October 2018.

While executing a search warrant at his home, investigators found pornographic images of children stored on Grimes' computer. The images were of children, which investigators estimated to be between the ages of 4 and 12, in sexually explicit situations.

Investigators said Grimes admitted during the search of his home that he'd received images of child pornography.

Grimes is being held under a $1 million bond.
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