26-year-old Austin Jay Zivich of Valleyview Road in Mooresville was arrested by Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with three felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to a news release issued today (December 7), on Friday, October 2, 2020, detectives with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit received information from a CyberTip which had been received by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations. Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit Detectives verified the images, and obtained a search warrant for possible suspect account information.
After receiving the information necessary to continue the investigation, a detective continued with the investigation. The detective reviewed the information and photos, and determined the images were child pornography. Based on all the evidence gathered during the investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for Austin Jay Zivich.
Last Monday, November 29, Zivich was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he received a $50,000 unsecured bond. He is not currently listed as an inmate. A District Court appearance is scheduled for December 13.