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Sheriff: NC daycare a front for child porn ring

By Associated Press
Published On: Jun 24 2014 12:35:44 PM CDT
Bailey Joe Mills
SANFORD, HARNETT COUNTY -

Authorities in North Carolina say a daycare and mentoring program run out of the home of a registered sex offender was a front for a child porn production operation.

WRAL-TV in Raleigh reported Tuesday that Harnett County sheriff's deputies arrested five people. Authorities say there are at least 10 male and female victims, ranging in age from 1 to 14.

Investigators say Bailey Joe Mills (pictured above) ran the day care out of his home near Sanford to gain access to children. Mills is accused of then offering the children money to have sex with men contacted through social media sites.

Records show Mills has three felony convictions involving sexual activity with children. He was arrested in January and charged with raping a 13-year-old girl.