Walker County Man Facing Multiple Charges After Federal Child Pornography Investigation
A Nauvoo man is facing multiple charges related to the possession and dissemination of child pornography following a multi-agency investigation.
The Walker County Sheriff's Office says Jeffery Scott Harris was originally arrested on September 10th after investigators with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force obtained a warrant to search his residence. Harris was charged with Possession of Obscene Matter Containing Visual Depictions of Persons Under 17 Years of Age Involved in Obscene Acts, Possession of Marijuana 2nd, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Bond was set at $100,000.
After Harris' arrest, investigators then examined all electronic devices at the residence.
"A total of 56 files containing Child Pornography were discovered," the Walker County Sheriff's Office said via a Facebook post. "33 of those files were videos and 23 of those files were images. Of those 23 image files, there were 21 copies of the same image demonstrating prima facie evidence of possession with intent to disseminate."
Harris was then charged with Possession with Intent to Disseminate Obscene Matter Containing Visual Depictions of Persons Under 17 Years of Age Involved in Obscene Acts and 56 counts of Possession of Obscene Matter Containing Visual Depictions of Persons Under 17 Years of Age Involved in Obscene Acts. Harris' bond was set at $250,000 cash as a result of the additional charges.
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force cases require cooperation from federal, state, and local authorities also working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in an effort to identify sex offenders and children who have been lost and exploited as victims.