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Joshua Adam Lane
Courtesy of Statesville Police Department

Man Charged With String Of Sexual Exploitation Counts

39-year-old Joshua Adam Lane was arrested Tuesday (April 9) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with ten felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

The Statesville Police Department, in collaboration with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, executed a search warrant Tuesday at an address on Clegg Street in Statesville. The search was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation into child pornography.

During the operation, the SPD Violent Crime Unit, along with the NCSBI, apprehended Joshua Adam Lane. Lane was taken into custody for the ten outstanding sexual exploitation warrants. The charges are the result of an investigation led by the NCSBI.

Additional evidence was seized from the residence, and more charges may be filed at the conclusion of the investigation. Lane was previously out on bond for Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in 2022.

Lane was jailed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond. His next District Court appearance is scheduled for May 1.