On February 2, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible sexual abuse against minors. Investigators discovered that two juveniles were victimized, and that the suspect facilitated the creation of child pornographic images and videos and participated in the sale of obscene material.
On March 17, Amanda Marie Pyles, 35, of 1537 N.C. Hwy. 42, Goldston, was arrested by SSgt. Rebecca Madden for human trafficking, sexual servitude, first degree sex exploitation of a minor, second degree sex exploitation of a minor, disseminating obscenity and child abuse. Pyles was issued a $500,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court on April 24.
In connection, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office on February 8 charged Rusty Lane Elkins, 61, of 135 E Goldbar Avenue, Goldston, with three counts of first degree sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor, three counts of first degree statutory sex offense, three counts of indecent liberties with child, two counts of crimes against nature, and three counts of employing or permitting minor to assist in offense.
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