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Posted on: August 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Gaston County Police Charge Man with Possession of Child Porn

Alex West Pardo

Gaston County Police have charged Alex West Pardo, age 46, of 1042 Mountain Crest Dr. Kings Mtn., NC with three (3) felony counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a child and three (3) felony counts of 3rd degree sexual exploitation of a child.  

In 2021 the Charlotte Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation initiated an investigation of an individual uploading/sharing child pornography videos on a peer to peer internet site. As a result of the investigation, Pardo was identified as the individual involved.  The case was then referred to the Gaston County Police for further investigation.  As a result of the investigation Gaston County Police detectives were able to charge Pardo with possession of child pornography.  On August 10, 2023 Pardo was arrested by the Gaston County Police F.A.S.T. team and is currently incarcerated in the Gaston County Jail, being held on a $250,000 secured bond.

The investigation continues and anyone with any further information is asked to contact Det. R. Smith at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.  There is no further information available at this time.


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