NC man arrested on 18 child exploitation indictments

Joshua Lee Perkins
Joshua Lee Perkins(Swain County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 17, 2022 at 5:55 PM EDT
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SWAIN COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina)- A North Carolina man was arrested on 18 child exploitation indictments, according to the Swain County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Joshua Lee Perkins was taken into custody for nine counts of second-degree child exploitation and nine counts of third-degree child exploitation.

The case was initiated through the CyberTipline and the information was referred to the North Carolina division of the National Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

The National (ICAC) along with the Swain County Sheriff’s Office, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations and Homeland Security worked on this case.

Perkins is being held with a bond of $490,000.00.