Cabarrus County man sentenced to 40 years on child porn charges

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CONCORD, N.C. — Jeremy Nicholas Mynes, 31, of Cabarrus County, was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in prison for production and possession of child pornography.

In July of 2020, Dropbox reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline that child pornography images were uploaded to a Dropbox account.

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Images uploaded to the account included minors engaged in sexual acts.

Det. Jamieson of the Concord Police Department determined that the Dropbox account and the internet protocol address associated with the uploads were from Mynes’ Concord home.

In July of 2020, the Concord Police Department and the FBI executed a search warrant of Mynes’ home and seized several devices that contained child pornography.

The child pornography depicted the sexual exploitation and abuse of minors, including 57 images Mynes produced with two minors who were about five and seven years old.

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The images were produced in 2018 and 2020.

“Concord Police Department’s and FBI’s quick response to the CyberTipline report led to the apprehension of an individual who engaged in the production of child pornography,” said acting U.S. Attorney Sandra J. Hairston. “Follow up and active investigation of these CyberTipline reports are critical in protecting children from sexual exploitation.”

Mynes was indicted in October 2021 on two counts of production of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.

He later pleaded guilty to one count of both production and possession on March 2, 2021.

“Jeremy Mynes’ offenses are heinous. He abused and exploited vulnerable children. The damage to his victims is immeasurable. Thankfully, with a 40-year federal sentence and a state trial still ahead, he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison,” said Robert R. Wells, the FBI Charlotte Special Agent in Charge.

This case was investigated by the FBI and Concord Police Department, and the prosecutor was Assistant U.S. Attorney Kennedy Gates.

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