Child Pornography Charges
Updated: Monday, February 4 2013, 10:37 AM EST
A Rutherford County man and his mother and stepfather have been charged in connection with an investigation into child pornography.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office sent out a press release Saturday outlining the arrests.
45-year-old Ollie Eugene McDaniel Jr. of 200 Creek Road, Rutherfordton has been charged with one count of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.
Sheriff’s Office Detective Julie Greene said in the release McDaniel was charged and arrested on Friday.
The investigation into this incident began on January 17, after an incident report was filed in reference to possible child pornography.
Green said investigators seized cell phones and a laptop computer from McDaniel’s residence.
During the execution of search warrants on McDaniel’s property, evidence of sexual exploitation was discovered and arrest warrants were obtained for McDaniel.
McDaniel is being held in jail under a $50,000 bond.
McDaniel’s mother and stepfather, Margie and Glendale Ruff, also of the Creek Road address, were also charged.
Police said the Ruff’s were charged for attempting to hinder their investigation by lying to investigators about their son’s whereabouts and trying to help him evade capture.
Margie Ruff is charged with felony accessory after the fact and misdemeanor resisting police. She is being held in jail under a $20,000 secured bond.
Glendale Ruff is charged with misdemeanor resisting police. His bond was set at $1,000.