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Online sting nabs child porn suspect

April 10, 2009 8:21:36 AM PDT
A Wilmington, Delaware man was arrested on child pornography charges after an online sting.Thomas Owen, 67, of the 2000 block of Fairhope Road was arrested on Thursday.

Police say the Delaware Child Predator Task Force began an undercover online investigation into the distribution of child pornography via the internet.

Investigators say Owen was identified as a suspect, and a search warrant was issued for his home.

Owen was then arrested, and police seized computers and other hardware as evidence.

Owen was formally charged with 29 counts of Using a Computer to Unlawfully Depict a Child Engaging in a Prohibited Sexual Act (Felony).

Following an arraignment, Owen was taken to Howard Young Correctional Center in lieu of $270,000.00 secure bond pending his appearance in court.

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