Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit received a “Cyber Tip” from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The information stated a person was uploading images, along with videos of juveniles, and prepubescent females, which were nude or engaged in sexual acts to an on-line Cloud Account. Additional data attached to the Cloud account, displayed a phone number listed to the account belonging to Casey Alan Smith.
The investigation was assigned to Detective Sergeant J. Lowrance with Special Victim’s Unit. Detective Lowrance was able to obtain a search warrant based on the information received to gather even more material on the Cloud account.
When reviewing the files received though the search warrant, several additional images and videos of underage females, and prepubescent females discovered uploaded to the cloud account.
During the investigation, Detective Lowrance learned a report had been made with King, North Carolina, Police Department in February of 2020, involving Casey Alan Smith. Detective Lowrance spoke with detectives at the King Police Department, and learned Casey Alan Smith was a suspect in a Statutory Rape Investigation. Detective Lowrance had located evidence which had been uploaded to the Cloud Account concerning this rape investigation which he shared with them.
Detective Lowrance then obtained a search warrant Casey Alan Smith’s residence located at 117 Barkland Lane in Mooresville. Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Detectives executed the search warrant on Friday, February 28, 2020. Once inside the home they seized several electronic devices, and other evidence from inside the residence.
Based on all of the evidence gathered through this investigation, Casey Alan Smith was charged with Four Count of Felony Third Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Smith was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he appeared before Magistrate S. Watkins who issued Smith a 16,000.00 dollar secure bond for these charges.
Smith was also charged with Felony Statutory Rape of a Child, Second Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, and Felony Indent liberties with a Child. These warrants were issued by the King Police Department. Smith received a 60,000.00 dollar secure bond on those charges.
Casey Alan Smith, 25 Years Old
117 Barkland Lane
Mooresville, North Carolina 28117
76,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.