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Jack Edwards Hicks, 50, of Burlington.

Jack Edwards Hicks, 50, of Burlington.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington man was arrested on Friday after deputies said he downloaded child pornography on the internet.

Deputies said 50-year-old Jack Edwards Hicks was charged with five counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor and received a $75,000 secured bond.

Deputies said they seized and examined several computers from his home at 814 North Avenue after executing a search warrant.

Officials said they began an investigation into the online trading of child pornography in October. A person at the suspect’s address had allegedly been downloading child pornography.