NC day care and mentoring program was a child porn operation, according to deputies

Bailey Joe Mills

Bailey Joe Mills

SANFORD, N.C. — A day care and mentoring program operating out of a North Carolina home was actually a child porn production operation, according to authorities.

WRAL-TV reported that 33-year-old Bailey Joe Mills, a registered sex offender, is accused of running the operation out of his former home in Sanford.

Mills allegedly ran the day care and mentoring program to attract young girls to his home and create a relationship with their parents.

The suspect then allegedly offered the girls money to have sex with men he found online. Five people have been arrested in connection to the case.

Investigators said there is a video of one of the suspects committing a sexual act with a child.

The operation allegedly involves about 10 male and female victims ranging from ages 1 to 14, dating back to 2013.

Mills was charged with of first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and jailed under $500,000 bond.

He has faced multiple convictions over the years including taking indecent liberties with a minor and sexual assault of a child.

The investigation began after an alleged victim’s parent spotted a disturbing Facebook message and called the sheriff’s office, according to WTVD-TV.

Read more: WRAL-TV, WTVD-TV