Morganton sex-offender solicited an underage minor, according to officials

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. -- A Morganton man has been arrested after possessing child pornography and soliciting an underage minor for sexual activities, according to the Burke County Sheriff's Office.

On September 2, officials were contacted in reference to a registered sex offender, Danial Carswell, who responded suspiciously when asked about a number of electronic items he had.

According to officials, a performed forensic preview of the electronic items revealed Carswell's possession of child pornography, soliciting a minor for sexual activity and a collection of images showing he was in the process of extorting the victim for more sexual favors and/or photographs.

Carswell has been taken into custody at the Burke County Sheriff's Office and is being held under an $80,000 bond. 

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