Bowie County man accused of possessing child porn

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A Bowie County grand jury indicted a local man last week for child pornography possession.

Bowie County Sheriff’s Office investigators were alerted by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in early January that known images of child pornography were being downloaded to an internet address in the area, according to a probable cause affidavit. BCSO investigators acquired a subpoena for records related to the internet protocol address from the service provider. The provider informed BCSO that the address is associated with a residence in the 2500 block of S. State Line Ave.

BCSO investigators went to the house April 18 and spoke with a home owner who said her son and a tenant were the only ones who typically accessed the internet. The resident’s son willingly allowed investigators to search his computer and no illicit images were found. Officers then made contact with Kenneth Ray Callaway Jr., 38, at his place of employment. Callaway allegedly agreed to give consent for law enforcement to take a look at his computer and related equipment. Callaway allegedly told the investigators that, “there may be some material on his computer that would be a problem.”

In a folder labeled “porn pics” investigators found multiple still photographs and videos of children engaged in sexual conduct, some of which depicted children engaging in sex with adults. Some of the images discovered included cartoons of children engaged in sexual acts.

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Callaway faces two to 10 years in prison and could be required to register as a sex offender if convicted. The case has been assigned to 5th District Judge Bill Miller.

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