Rockwell man charged with possession of child pornography

Published 12:08 pm Friday, April 12, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

ROCKWELL — A Rockwell man was charged Thursday with possession of child pornography.

Michael Christopher Lestingi, 42, of the 1000 block of Flash Bullet Drive, was charged with five counts of felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

Investigators with the Salisbury Police Department said Lestingi downloaded and then shared pornographic images. The arrest warrant dates to July 2018, when the investigation began.

Police said Lestingi turned himself in Thursday. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.