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FBI charges local man with possessing child porn

A Kinnear man has been arrested for possessing child pornography following a lengthy investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and Wyoming Homeland Security. Charles Patrick Jeffery has been charged with Possession of Child Pornography in Indian Country; he was arrested on July 1. Should he be found guilty he faces up to 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine. He is currently in custody under a $10,000 bond. According to the complaint filed in federal court, the investigation began when DCI tracked pedophilia pornography that was being shared via BitTorrent, a peer-to-peer file sharing network. An internet address receiving files in January of 2016 tracked to Jeffery's home in Kinnear. In early February, a search warrant was executed at the home, and files depicting young children in explicit sexual conduct with adults, including victims known to national investigators, were found on a laptop that allegedly belonged to Jeffery. "Jeffrey told the agents that the Gateway laptop belongs to him and that he used the laptop to access (a website), where other users sent Jeffrey links to child pornography, which were subsequently downloaded to his laptop," the court documents state. #county10 #news