Crime & Courts

Statesville man arrested on child pornography charges

An Iredell County man has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Ted Dean Melton, 41, of Statesville, was charged with 10 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and was jailed on $300,000 bail.

Acting on a tip, sheriff’s investigators said they executed a search warrant at Melton’s house in the 100 block of Artist Lane on Friday and seized a computer that contained videos and images of child pornography.

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