Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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November 22, 2019
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November 22, 2019
Registered Sex Offender Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

 

On Thursday, November 22nd, 2019, the Boone Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and State Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation of a Boone man for the Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography.  The Boone Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are members of the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which is continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation of children involving the internet.

 

As a result of this investigation, Joshua Wayne Clemons, 39 years-of-age, of Boone, NC was arrested and charged with the following crimes.

 

  • Nine counts of 3rd Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

 

The arrestee in this case is:

Joshua Wayne Clemons
Antelope Run, Boone, NC
W/M, 39 years-of-age

 

Clemons’ court date was set for January 3rd, 2020, and his conditions of release were set as a secured bond amount of $55,000.

 

According to Sex Offender Registry Information, Clemons was convicted of Indecent Liberties with a Minor in December, 1999.  The victim was 12-years-old at the time of the offense.

In addition, court records show that Clemons was convicted of Sexual Battery and Assault on a Female, in Forsyth County, on October 3rd, 2016.  The victim in that case was also a minor.

 

The investigation into Clemons’ illegal activities is ongoing and anybody with information pertaining to Clemons and the sexual exploitation of minors is urged to contact the Boone Police Department.