Officer, wife charged with child pornography waive detention hearings
A Kannapolis police officer and his wife who are charged with possessing and distributing child pornography waived their detention hearings today, electing to stay in jail rather than argue for bond.
Steven and Tracy Webb appeared in federal court in Charlotte. They are each charged with receiving, possessing and distributing child pornography and making false statements.
The FBI arrested the couple Monday, and they have since been held in the Mecklenburg County Jail. The judge also ordered the couple transferred to the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro, where their cases will be heard.
Steven Anthony Webb, 41, has been a Kannapolis police officer since 2008.
According to WBTV, a criminal complaint says that on July 4, an FBI agent was investigating a file sharing network possibly connected to child abuse and pornography.
Investigators say they downloaded pornographic videos with children having sex and found an eight-minute video of a child engaged in a sex act with an adult on a hard drive belonging to the Webbs.
The complaint further states that Tracy Webb lied to an investigator by giving a false statement.