NC man accused of making sex video with 8-year-old girl

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William Akers

RALEIGH, N.C. — Federal investigators announced a new arrest Friday in an alleged child pornography operation that was run from a home near Sanford.

Vincent Picard with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 46-year-old William Akers has been arrested and faces child pornography charges. Akers was being held in the Wake County jail without bond.

Homeland Security Investigations personnel identified Akers as the “John Doe” who appeared in a video sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Akers is an employee of an information technology department at a Raleigh company.

The video was seized by Harnett County sheriff’s deputies last year as part of an investigation of Bailey Joe Mills – who has pleaded guilty to manufacturing child pornography in federal court.

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