DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A Durham man faces 56 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after officials found him in possession of child pornography.
During a joint investigation by the Durham County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, officials found 40-year-old Phillip Stephen Stallings downloaded media that involved minors engaging in sexual activities.
He was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 28 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 28 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
He was also served with outstanding warrants for financial card theft and cyberstalking.
Stallings was booked into the Durham County Detention Center.
On Thursday, the judge raised his secured bond to $500,000.
Durham officials did not release any more information.
According to ABC11's newsgathering partners the N&O, Stallings describes himself as "a reformed Christian Apologist, Theonomist, Kinist and a former seminary student."
Content on his website, stated he believes the Earth is flat, and claims to have started the Biblical Flat Earth Society.
Durham man faces 56 counts of sexual exploitation of minor