Lexington man arrested during child porn investigation

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Bryan Leon Payne

Bryan Leon Payne

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Lexington man was arrested Friday on multiple child pornography-related charges.

Bryan Leon Payne, 34, was charged with five counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor after a joint child pornography investigation by Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security.

During the investigation, detectives found several child pornography videos on Payne’s computer storage device.

There was no evidence of physical contact between Payne and children, according to authorities.

The videos appeared to have been downloaded from the Internet.

Payne was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $20,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Aug.27.