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UPDATE: Princeton man arrested on child porn charges

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - A Mercer County man has been arrested after police say a search warrant reveals sexually-explicit materials involving a minor.

On Thursday, Detective-Corporal S.A. Sommers of the Mercer County Sheriff's Department -- and an investigator with the WV Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force -- executed a search warrant in Princeton that resulted in the arrest Charles Lawrence of Princeton.

Lawrence is charged with 15 counts of receiving and possessing pornographic materials visually portraying a minor engaged in sexually-explicit conduct.

According to investigators, girls approximately 8 years old were in the images.

Lawrence was arraigned Friday morning. Bond was set at $25,000.

Sommers was assisted in the investigation by Sgt. M. Brown of the Tazewell County Sheriff's Department and the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Sommers said the case may be submitted to federal prosecutors.

Sommers added that this is the fourth child porn-related arrest he's made since July and that 13 other cases are currently being investigated in the county.

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