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Homeland Security investigation: Leland man arrested, held on $1 million bond in child-porn case

Andrew Timothy Hodge, 32,of Leland, was arrested on child pornography charges. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)
Andrew Timothy Hodge, 32,of Leland, was arrested on child pornography charges. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)

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.

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