$3 million bond for NC man facing child porn charges

LELAND, N.C. (WECT) — A Leland man was jailed under a $3 million bond following his arrest on child porn charges Wednesday morning.

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According to officials, Michael Hunter Cook, 34, was taken into custody at his home on Cottagefield Lane and charged with two counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and one count each of marijuana possession and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Arrest warrants allege that Cook had sexually explicit pictures of a 2-year-old child and 6-year-old child on his personal computer.

Cook’s arrest was part of a joint investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and ICE Homeland Security Investigations.

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Officials said more charges are likely as the investigation continues.

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