LELAND — Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Leland man on child pornography charges after a joint investigation with Homeland Security agents.
Andrew Timothy Hodge was arrested Monday night, Feb. 12, and charged with four counts of second-degree exploitation of a minor. The charge refers to copying and/or distributing child pornography, and is more severe than third-degree exploitation, or possession of pornography. According to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, Hodge made copies of photographs of a young girl, between the ages of 8 and 10.
Hodge is also charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child.
Hodge is currently being detained in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $1,000,000 secure bond.
Representatives for the Department of Homeland Security have not responded to questions about their involvement in the case at the present time.