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Former Wake schools employee sentenced on child porn charge

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Mitchell Hales, 37, of Apex, was sentenced in federal court to 210 months in prison for distributing child pornography. Mitchell Hales, 37, of Apex, was sentenced in federal court to 210 months in prison for distributing child pornography.
WILMINGTON, N.C. -

A former Wake County Schools employee has been sentenced to more than 200 months in prison after pleading guilty in January to distributing child pornography.

Mitchell Hales, 37, of Apex, was sentenced in federal court to 210 months in prison Wednesday. Hales has also been sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release.

Hales was originally arrested on Oct. 20, 2011.

According to an undercover investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hales shared images of child sexual abuse with others. 

After obtaining a search warrant, the FBI examined Hales' computer, which revealed that Hales had accumulated thousands of pictures and hundreds of videos of children being sexually abused.

FBI investigators said Hales "traded his collection" of porn with several others.

Wake School officials say Mitchell was employed with the wake County Public School System from Sept. 11, 1997 to Oct. 21, 2011 as an Instructional Technician and had no direct contact with students during that time. He was assigned to the central services office where he conducted technology repairs and maintenance. Mitchell resigned from his job in 2011.

 

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