Sex offender arrested on new child porn charges

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Mark Braun (Photo: New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Office)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man convicted in another state on child pornography charges in 2008 is now facing charges in New Hanover County.

Mark Harold Braun, 55, was taken into custody Friday on two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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The arrest happened after deputies got a search warrant and went to Braun’s home on Sierra Drive after receiving information from a federal agency, according to Lt. Jerry Brewer, with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Brewer said child pornography was found on Braun’s computer.

He is being held on a $100,000 bond.