Lowell police charge man with child porn crimes

Allen Sinclair

Allen Sinclair

GASTONIA, N.C. — A man accused of producing child pornography involving a 4-year-old girl has been arrested and placed in the Gaston County Jail.

WSOC-TV reported that Allen Sinclair, 25, was placed in the Gaston County jail under a $1 million bond.

A magistrate and Lowell police said on two occasions in April, Sinclair took pornographic pictures of himself with the girl including one of her innocently playing with toys as he stood over her.

Lowell police have not said how they uncovered the crime.

Sinclair is charged with first and second-degree exploitation of a minor as well as charges of indecent liberties with a child. He was in court on Thursday.

Sinclair has a lengthy rap sheet including breaking and entering and larceny charges.