DEPUTIES: NCIS child porn arrest leads to arrest of Richlands man for sexually abusing infant

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Published: Oct. 23, 2018 at 10:26 AM EDT
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Sheriff's investigators say that a child porn arrest by NCIS has led to the arrest of another man on child sex charges.

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says that NCIS contacted them on Tuesday regarding the arrest of Joshua Smith on child pornograpy charges.

Officials say that NCIS investigators shared with deputies that Ezekiel Stone, 37, of Richlands, was sending photos of himself sexually abusing an infant child to Smith using a cellphone app.

Stone was arrested today after a search of his home and charged with first degree sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree sexual exploitation of a minor, sex offense by an adult, child abuse - sexual act, and indecent liberties with a child.

Stone is being held on a $425,000 secured bond and has a first court appearance set for today.