There was a high profile indictment in New Hanover County Monday. Joe Guarascio, the owner of a private security firm, has been indicted on several child pornography charges. Guarascio was indicted on three counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and a second degree count as well. In the indictment, Guarascio is accused of producing pornography depicting a 17-year-old and receiving pornographic images of a 13-year-old. He was already charged with two counts of statutory rape. In all, he faces nine felonies. Guarascio and his Interpol Special Police Services have had legal troubles before, including convictions of impersonating a law enforcement officer and forgery. He is being held in the Brunswick County jail under an $800,000 secured bond.
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