Cary youth pastor arrested on child porn charges
A 34-year-old man who worked as a youth pastor was arrested after Cary police say he had child pornography.
David Nathan Kimball, of Raleigh, is charged with third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to court records.
He was arrested Monday by Cary police as part of a nationwide child sexual exploitation sweep that arrested 82 people in eight Southeastern states.
Court records show Kimball worked at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, and WNCN first reported he worked with children at the Cary congregation.
On a LinkedIn profile, a man named David Kimball indicates he is the church’s youth and young adult director as well as the owner of a photography company.
“We are aware it appears he was employed at a local church; at this point the investigation has not established any connection between the church, church members, or attending children and these crimes,” town of Cary spokesman Stephen McNulty wrote Tuesday in an email.
Cary police investigated after the department learned a photo that “involved child pornography” had been shared, the spokesman said.
Kimball from Feb. 25 through Saturday had photos of several nude children, according to his arrest warrants.
“At this point, we do not have any information the images or activities depicted involved any local children; we do not know where the pictures were taken or the children’s identities,” McNulty said. “Further investigation will include computer forensic examination.”
The News & Observer has reached out to Cornerstone Presbyterian Church to confirm whether Kimball is an employee.
Kimball was out of jail Monday on bond and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon, according to Wake County records.