A Gastonia man faces 11 felony counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor for allegedly having video computer files featuring children as young as 3 years old engaged in sexual acts with adults.
Burns E. Day Jr., 59, of 1260 Dorchester Road is accused of having pornographic computer video files in his possession on Feb. 25, 2011.
He was booked into the Gaston County Jail at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday and released 15 minutes later after posting a $100,000 secured bond, according to arrest records.
Some of the computer video file names allegedly contain child pornography include graphic sexual words and the ages of children. The word “baby” is part of a video file name containing children approximately 3 to 8 years old involved in sex acts with adults, according to the arrest warrants.
One video computer file that Day is accused of having features children approximately 3 to 5 years old engaged in sex acts. The video file contains the words “Venezuela girls,” according to arrest warrants.
Some of the computer video files allegedly feature boys engaged in sex acts with men. One video features two boys approximately 9 years old engaged in sex acts with a man, according to arrest warrants.
A court order dated April 17, 2012, and signed by District Court Judge Ralph Gingles states that Day’s secured bond is to be set at $100,000 with the conditions that he not leave the United States, report to pre-trial services once a week until the cases are resolved and appear at each of his court dates as required.
Day’s attorney, James C. Gray, and District Attorney Locke Bell met in reference to the charges. Day agreed that when an arresting officer issued the warrants, Day would accept arrest when Gray was notified that the warrants had been issued, according to the court order.