Police make arrest in child pornography case

Gaston County Police have man an arrest in child pornography case.

Paul Stephen Hallman,34, has been charged with six counts of second degree exploitation of a minor and seven counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to police.

The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) worked with Gastonia PD and the FBI on this case.

The investigation focused on the downloading and sharing of digital images.

Hallman was booked into the Gaston County Jail on Monday on a $150 bond.

The investigation continues and anyone with information is asked to contact Det. W.M. Sampson at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.