Warrants detail items found in child pornography case

John Peters (Image courtesy Wake County Sheriff's Office)

February 1, 2012 1:52:37 PM PST
Police have released more information about the arrest of a man who often portrayed Santa Claus at local public events.

Seventy-year-old John Thomas Peters was arrested in January on child pornography charges. According to search warrants police found sex toys, condoms, ropes and KY Jelly inside the Cary man's car.

Peters is accused of having a sexually-charged conversation with a 15-year-old. That girl's mother worked with police to arrange a sting.

Officers arrested Peters when he showed up to meet the girl in Apex on Jan. 11.

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