CARY — Police patrolling the Internet for sexually oriented video files that use children have charged 39-year-old Mourad Fadel of 102 Olive Place with 12 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, saying he had downloaded files showing preteen boys and girls in sexual poses and situations.
Fadel, whom an arrest report says is a clerk at a convenience store, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his home.
Cary police have expertise in tracking Internet traffic, and they said in arrest warrants that Fadel had three videos on April 16 and six videos on Tuesday.
Searching his house, detectives seized a laptop computer, a television, numerous data-storage cards and Fadel’s U.S. passport, according to a search warrant returned to the Wake County Court Clerk’s office Thursday morning.
They also seized two Social Security cards that had the same number and first name, but one had a last name of Fadel and one had a different name, the warrant said.
Fadel was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail for a court appearance Thursday.