Gaston Co. man arrested in child pornography case

A Gaston County man has been arrested on multiple charges after police said child pornography was discovered in his possession. 

Paul Stephen Hallman, 34, is charged with six counts of Second-Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and seven counts of Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.  

The case was worked by Gaston County investigators, the Gastonia Police Department, and the FBI. It focused on the downloading and sharing of digital images.

Hallman was booked into the Gaston County Jail on Monday, September 19 on a $150,000 bond. 

Anyone with further information on this case is asked to contact Det. W.M. Sampson at (704) 866-3320 or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.