Mt. Holly Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

MOUNT HOLLY, NC — Gaston County Police have charged a 25-year-old man with multiple crimes related to child pornography.

Elder Aguilar Monzon is charged with five felony counts each of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

According to police, officials with WhatsApp Inc. contacted the GCPD with a cybertip regarding the possible download of child pornography onto a mobile device using their app.

An investigation into the claim led authorities to executing a search warrant on a phone belonging to Monzon. Police say a forensic investigation on the phone then revealed numerous images involving child pornography.

Monzon is being held under a $1,000,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000.