Authorities: Convicted sex offender ran porn operation from home

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Bailey Joe Mills, Elizabeth Holland Mills and Rashawn Rodriguez Drake Jackson.

HARNETT COUNTY - According to ABC affiliate WTVD in Raleigh, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation of a convicted sex offender revealed he was running a child pornography production operation out of a Sanford home.

The investigation began in January after an alleged victim’s parent spotted a disturbing Facebook message and called the Sheriff’s Office.

Bailey Joe Mills, 33, was charged with first-degree rape of a child under the age of 13 and is in jail with a $500,000 bond.

Investigators said they found Mills was running a mentoring program from his home in order to lure girls and develop a relationship with their parents. Mills allegedly offered the girls money to have sex with men he recruited through social media websites.

Mills has sex crime convictions dating back to 1997, including an arrest in 2007 when he approached an 11-year-old girl at a Raleigh flea market and touched her inappropriately.

Mills’ wife, Elizabeth Holland Mills, is charged with second-degree sex exploitation of a minor and indecent liberties with a child.

Fort Bragg soldier Sgt. 1st Class Jordan Everett Busse, 29, is charged with felony conspiracy and computer solicitation of a child.

Rashawn Rodriguez Drake Jackson, 20, is charged with first-degree sex offense with a child and felony conspiracy.

The fourth person, Tommy Wall, was arrested after deputies circulated pictures of him taken from a video where he is seen having sex with a woman. WTVD reported deputies said they have a second video of him with a child.