On Dec. 3, prosecutors in Harnett County charged Hector Fuentes Gonzalez, 54, with multiple child sex offenses after sexually explicit images of a young girl were reportedly found on his cellphone.
The images were discovered on Oct. 17, when Harnett County sheriff’s deputies and Homeland Security agents executed a search warrant at the suspect's home on West Church Street.
After an extensive investigation, Detective Byrd — a member of the national U.S. Department of Justice’s organization, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force — discovered the girl was only 13 years of age.
Gonzalez was taken into custody following the search of his home and charged with felony cocaine trafficking.
The Mexican national was most recently charged with three counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one felonious count of taking indecent liberties with a minor.