Registered NC sex offender accused of soliciting minor

Danial Carswell (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
Danial Carswell (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)

MORGANTON, N.C. (WBTV) – A registered sex offender in Morganton is being accused of soliciting a minor and having child pornography, officials say.

Earlier this month, Burke County deputies were contacted by the Burke County Probation and Parole Office about a registered sex offender who was reportedly found with things on his computer that caused him to “act suspiciously when questioned.”

Based on evidence found, deputies believe Danial Carswell “actively solicited” a minor for sexual activities. Deputies said Carswell collected the images and may have been planning to “extort the victim for more sexual favors or photographs.”

Carswell has been charged with soliciting a child by computer, second degree exploitation of a minor, indecent liberties with a child and extortion. He is being held under an $80,000 bond.

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