Gaston Co. man faces child porn charges

A Gaston County man was placed under a secured bond of $250,000 for child pornography, according to Gaston County Police.

Wednesday, July 15, Gaston Police arrested Tomas Rivera-Mercado after a several month long investigation into a suspected child pornography case.

Police say Rivera-Mercado has been charged with one count of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor and six counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor.