• 52°

Woman arrested for two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

After being contacted by FBI officers in Charlotte about a possible child exploitation case a few weeks ago, the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office, upon further investigation, determined that Maggie Blake Wingler, 31, had been communicating with and sending child pornography to a person in Tennessee.

Maggie Wingler was arrested Oct. 22 for two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.

On Oct. 22, members of the Sheriff’s Office, along with Concord police and FBI officers, conducted a sting operation that resulted in serving a search warrant at Wingler’s home near Albemarle.

She was arrested for first- and second-degree exploitation of a minor and was taken to the Stanly County Detention Center on a $1 million secured bond. Her initial court date is set for Oct. 26 at the Stanly County Courthouse.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

email author More by Chris