Police: Man knew child porn images were wrong

Detectives say a Burke County man who was under investigation on child pornography charges had downloaded thousands of images.

Frankie Lane Hollar, 49, of 4465 Johnson Bridge Road, Lot 34, Connelly Springs, was charged with felony second-degree exploitation of a minor and taken into custody Aug. 18, according to previous reports.

The investigation started in April, after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received approximately 2,500 pornographic images, according to a search warrant from the case. The center forwarded the images to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, who developed Hollar as a suspect and tracked down his address.

When investigators asked Hollar if he knew why detectives would be interested in talking to him, he replied that he had images in his possession that were “probably too young,” according to the search warrant.

Hollar told detectives he did not want them to access his electronics and view these images, according to the search warrant. When officers told him they would obtain a search warrant for his devices, he admitted to downloading child porn, the warrant says.

Upon further questioning, Hollar told police he had images on his computer that he knew were “wrong to have,” and that “there were probably a lot of them,” the warrant says.

Items seized include a computer tower, two laptops, a tablet, two cellphones and multiple flash drives.

Hollar was confined under a $150,000 secured bond, according to previous reports. He has a probable cause court date set for Sept. 9.

Source: http://www.morganton.com/news/police-man-knew-child-porn-images-were-wrong/article_4f47c170-4fe2-11e5-b523-5fa20e804b2a.html