LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A Lincoln County man was arrested for possessing child pornography after a cyber-tip led deputies to investigate him.
Benjamin Michael Lineberger, 25, has been charged with five counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a child.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received the cyber-tip in early July. The tip led detectives to believe Lineberger was uploading child pornography on his computer.
Following an investigation into the tip, detectives obtained a search warrant for the man's home in the 8300 block of Unity Church Rd. in Denver.
During the search of Lineberger's home that occurred on Thursday, he confessed to possessing child pornography.
Lineberger is now being held at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.
His first court appearance was on Friday.