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Jonathan Neubauer-Rivera
Courtesy of Mooresville Police Department

Charges Filed In Child Pornography Case

34-year-old Jonathan Neubauer-Rivera of Mooresville was arrested Wednesday (February 21) by Mooresville Police Officers. He’s charged with five counts of felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 13 counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

On Friday, December 22, 2023, the Mooresville Police Department received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children concerning an individual in Mooresville possibly being involved with the possession and distribution of child pornography. Based on the information, Mooresville Detectives, who are also members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, began an immediate investigation.

As part of the investigation, a search warrant was executed early on the morning of Saturday, December 23, 2023, at a residence on Butler Drive. Numerous electronic devices were seized, and Detectives conducted forensic examinations of the suspect’s electronic devices, which revealed evidence of his possession and distribution of child pornography.

As a result of the investigation, Neubauer-Rivera  was charged. On Wednesday, the suspect turned himself in at the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office in Charlotte and was placed in the custody of the Mecklenburg County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. An Iredell County District Court date is set for March 20.

The Mooresville Police Department thanked the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation for their assistance in this case.