Pinnacle man charged with possession of child pornography


Christopher Calvert Lynch, 38, of 1975 Bud Tilley Road, Pinnacle, has been charged with 10 counts third degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

A spokesman for the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office said Lynch was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his residence on July 1 at around 7 a.m.

“This search was the results of a two month long undercover investigation into child pornography,” said Captain Danny Bottoms. “Upon executing the search warrant, officers located child pornography on a computer inside the home and arrested Lynch.”

Bottoms noted that the investigation was a joint effort with the Internet Crime Against Children Task Force and the Stokes County Sheriff’s Office. Agents with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security assisted in the investigation.

“We are going to take a stand against these internet predators and not allow to them to be active in this county,” said Sheriff Mike Marshall. “I want to thank the officers that assisted in this investigation for their efforts in combating these types of crimes.”

Lynch is under a $50,000 secured bond.

Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.

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