BOONE, N.C. — A Boone man was arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor Thursday, according to a Boone Police Department news release.
BPD investigated Joshua Wayne Clemens, 39, of Boone, for possession and distribution of child pornography.
He was arrested and charged with nine counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
His secured bond is set at $55,000.
Clemens was previously convicted of indecent liberties with a minor in December 1999. The victim was 12-years-old at the time of the offense, police say.
Court records also show that Clemens was convicted of sexual battery and assault on a female in Forsyth County on Oct. 3, 2016.
The victim in that case was also a minor.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Boone Police Department at (828) 268-6900.