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On April 23, 2020 Robert Byam, 51, was arrested on several counts of sexual exploitation involving a minor in Charlotte, NC.

On April 9, 2020, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department received a tip that child pornography had been shared electronically. Detectives with the Cyber Crime Unit launched an investigation. As a result of that investigation, the suspect was identified as Robert Byam.

Detectives executed a search warrant at the home of Robert, located on Karendale Avenue. Robert was arrested and charged with five counts of 3rd Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. 

Robert was registered as a sex offender stemming from a 2004 Possession of Child Pornography conviction in Massachusetts. Robert was also convicted in 2017 in Mecklenburg County for multiple counts of taking indecent liberties with children.

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