Local man nabbed on sexual exploitation charges

     The Cocke County Sheriff’s Department says that a local man was arrested recently on state warrants in a child sex case.

     Officers arrested 23 year old Noah Austin Duckworth near the Cocke County Annex Tuesday night. He was reported to have state warrants on three counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

     The arrest was assisted by a Homeland Security Investigator.  Duckworth’s bond was set at $250,000. The incident is still an ongoing investigation.