Fundamentalist Christian and self-proclaimed founder of the “Biblical Flat Earth Society,” Phillip Stephen Stallings, was arrested this week and charged with 56 counts of child sexual exploitation, as reported by native information station WTDV.
The 40-year-old Durham, North Carolina resident is going through dozens of expenses for sexually exploiting minors for allegedly downloading media that concerned minors engaged in sexual conditions and sharing this unlawful media on social platforms.
He was arrested on Wednesday morning at his house by Durham County deputies as an element of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigation, in response to WRAL.com.
“It’s half of an investigation throughout the nation proper now for possession of child pornography and creation of child pornography,” stated Durham County Assistant District Attorney Kendra Montgomery-Blinn throughout a brief court docket listening to on Thursday morning. “They had data that Mr. Stallings was sharing his supplies on a social media platform.”
Stallings faces 28 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and 28 counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor after being caught with child pornography. He has additionally been served with a warrant associated to each cyberstalking and monetary card theft.