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Former head of Wilm. private police pleads guilty to child porn charges

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The former head of a private policy agency in Wilmington has pleaded guilty to manufacturing child pornography in Federal Court.

In October 2008, a 14-year-old reported being sexually assaulted by Joe Guarascio.

He was arrested, and an investigation revealed sexually explicit photographs of a child on his phone and more than 3,000 images of child pornography on his computer.

The maximum penalty for the charge is up to 30 years in prison and a life term of supervised release.

Guarascio founded Inter-pol, a private security force, but stepped down as chief last year.

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