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Former Grifton officer arrested for child porn in Vanceboro

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By Amber Revels-Stocks
The Times-Leader

Thursday, February 7, 2019

GRIFTON — A former Grifton Police officer made his first court appearance on Thursday after his arrest on charges related to child pornography in Craven County.

Jason Cunningham Lovick, 31, is charged with eight counts of felony second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to Gerald Thomas with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation or SBI.

The SBI searched Lovick’s home in Vanceboro on Feb. 6 after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip alleged that a Facebook account sent images of child sexual exploitation, according to Thomas. The SBI traced that account to Lovick.

During the search, agents examined several digital devices before seizing Lovick’s personal cellphone, according to Thomas. The agents found pictures of at least six minors believed to be as young as eight-years-old engaged in sexual activity, according to the SBI.

The distribution and exchange of the pictures occurred between late October 2018 and early February 2019.

Warrants were obtained and served by the SBI. Craven County had no participation in the arrest or investigation, according to Major David McFadden with the sheriff’s office.

Lovick was taken into custody without incident, according to Thomas.

Lovick was sworn in as a corporal on Jan. 9. He still was in his probationary period and no longer is employed by the department as of Feb. 6, according to Chief Brian Silva of the Grifton Police Department.

Lovick previously worked with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office, the Vanceboro Police Department and the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office.

He was released on an $80,000 secured bond. His next court appearance is on March 1.

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