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Former Kinston Councilman Admits To Child Porn Charge


A former Kinston city councilman pleaded guilty to child pornography charges today.

Will Barker made the plea in Wilmington before a federal judge.

The 44-year-old Barker was arrested last November by the SBI after Fremont police found a USB thumbdrive in town hall that contained child porn. Barker, who is a CPA, was working on the town's books at the time.

The feds say during a search of the former councilman's home the SBI found a laptop with over 4,000 pictures and 100 videos of child porn.

Barker, who was Kinston's mayor pro tem when he left office in 2011, faces up to 20 years in federal prison and fines up to $250,000.


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