ONSLOW COUNTY -

Deputies have arrested an Onslow County man accused of taking pictures of a sleeping 9-year-old girl and possessing materials of girls engaging in sex acts.

According to arrest warrants from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old James H. Terrell, of Drummer Kellum Road just outside Jacksonville, was arrested on Tuesday. He allegedly entered the bedroom of a 9-year-old girl and took photos of the child as she was sleeping shirtless, the warrants stated.

Terrell is also accused of having visual materials of prepubesent girls engaging in sexual activity, as well as materials of nude pubescent girls with the intent of distributing them, the warrants continued.

Terrell has been charged with  five counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, four counts of felony dissemination of obscenities, and one count of possession of photographic images from peeping, the warrants stated. He is being held at the Onslow County Jail under a $250,000 bond.