Boone man charged with sexual exploitation of a minor, police say

A 27-year-old Boone man was arrested on seven counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, police said.

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The Boone Police Department, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office, and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation on Thursday.

Jacob Elijah Kilgore was arrested and charged with the crimes.

He was given a $75,000 secured bond.

Kilgore’s court date was set for March 3.

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