Investigators sought and were granted multiple search warrants for various social media accounts associated with Staley, uncovering a significant number of material uploads of child sexual exploitation material. At the conclusion of the investigation, it was determined that these material uploads had taken place between December 8, 2022, and April 26, 2023, amounting to a total of 33 files.
On January 22, investigators obtained warrants for 12 counts of Third-Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor for Staley.
On January 25, the United States Marshal’s Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force successfully apprehended Staley at a home on Jennings Road in Statesville. Staley was presented before the magistrate, who ordered him to be held without bond.
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