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UPDATE: McDowell man now faces child porn charges

Scotty Eugene Hicks Scotty Eugene Hicks

HENSLEY (WVVA) - A McDowell County man accused of soliciting minors online now faces 20 counts of possession of child pornography.

The additional charges against 20-year-old Scotty Eugene Hicks of Hensley levied on Thursday are in addition to five previous counts of solicitation of a minor by computer.

According to a release from Sheriff Martin West, investigators found child pornography on Hicks' computer.

Arraignment is pending as of Thursday afternoon.

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HENSLEY (WVVA) - A McDowell County man has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of soliciting minors online.

Scotty Eugene Hicks, 20, of Hensley was arrested Tuesday following a month-long investigation by the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.

Hicks currently faces five counts of solicitation of a minor by computer. Authorities say Hicks also had images of child pornography on his personal computer. More charges may be forthcoming.

Hicks was arraigned before Magistrate Danny Mitchell and is being held at the McDowell County Holding Unit on $50,000 bond.

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