Sheriff: NC daycare a front for child porn ring

Sheriff: NC daycare a front for child porn ring

Credit: Harnett County Sheriff's Office

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office is hoping to identify this man; he's believed to be involved in a child exploitation case. If you have any information, please call the tip line at (910) 893-0150.

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 24 at 4:22 PM

SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in North Carolina say a daycare and mentoring program run out of the home of a registered sex offender was a front for a child porn production operation.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/T5KgvE ) that Harnett County sheriff's deputies arrested four people and are searching for a fifth. Authorities say there are at least 10 male and female victims, ranging in age from 1 to 14.

Investigators say Bailey Joe Mills ran the day care out of his home to gain access to children. Mills is accused of then offering the children money to have sex with men contacted through social media sites.

(MUGS | 5 arrested in daycare child porn probe)

(Click here to view photos of the man still wanted in this case)

Records show Mills has three felony convictions involving sexual activity with children. He was arrested in January and charged with raping a 13-year-old girl.

Also arrested was Elizabeth Holland Mills, a 34-year-old charged with second degree sex exploitation of a minor and indecent liberties with a child. She is Bailey Joe Mills' wife.

Sgt. 1st Class Jordan Everett Busse, 29, is charged with felony conspiracy and computer solicitation of a child. Authorities say the Fort Bragg solider is assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group.

Rashawn Rodriguez Drake Jackson, 20, is charged with first-degree sex offense with a child and felony conspiracy.

Deputies are searching for a man identified through a video of him committing a sexual act with a child. Authorities think he may be in the Raleigh or Fayetteville.

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