Police have charged a man with downloading videos and still photos showing young girls in improper situations.
Darryl Lawing Pierce, 50, of 103 Foscoe Lane turned himself in Wednesday on arrest warrants that police had obtained a day earlier.
The warrants allege that on Nov. 15, Pierce had downloaded seven videos and five photos involving girls who ages were estimated to range from 2 to 11 years old.
Pierce was charged with 12 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was held in lieu of $150,000 bail.
Police agencies use software tools to monitor traffic on known pornography networks and are able to locate users through their online addresses.