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Antony Dylan Martinez-Hernandez
Courtesy of Alexander County P2C website

Teenager Charged With More Than 20 Counts Of Sexual Exploitation

18-year-old Antony Dylan Martinez-Hernandez of Taylorsville was arrested Thursday (October 13) by Taylorsville Police Officers. He’s charged with 21 additional counts of felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Martinez-Hernandez was previously arrested on August 8 by the same agency on a charge of felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Police Chief Douglas Bowman said Thursday evening that the arrest was the result of a continuing investigation. According to police, Martinez-Hernandez is alleged to have distributed child pornography through a social media website or multiple websites.

Following the August 8 arrest, Martinez-Hernandez was given a $50,000 secured bond. As of earlier today (October 14), the suspect was being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under $550,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance is scheduled for next Monday (October 17). A Superior Court date is also set for November 28 on the single count of sexual exploitation which was filed initially.

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]