A 19-year-old UNC-Chapel Hill student has been charged with 12 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Benjamin Swastek was arrested Feb. 16 at Morrison Residence Hall.
The university’s Department of Public Safety online crimelog lists an incident of “pornography – exploiting children” Feb. 7 in the UNC General Storeroom that was under “further investigation.”
An investigation into Swastek's activity began Feb. 7, according to chapelboro.com, which says he is accused of duplicating material containing images of a minor engaged in sexual activity after law enforcement allegedly discovered child pornography his computer.
Swastek was released from the Orange County jail Feb. 17 after posting a $50,000 bond, chapelboro.com reported.