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Pahrump man arrested for having 80 child porn photos, released from jail

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 16:03:11-04

On Sept. 1, detectives from the Nye County Sheriff's Office arrested  63-year-old Jerome Johnson in connection with a child pornography investigation.

Detectives initially received information on July 24 that someone was in possession of and transmitting child pornography images on the internet at a residence in the 2000 block of Quebec Street in Pahrump.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for his home which was served on Aug. 31. At that time, electronic evidence was seized from the home.

The detectives conducted an initial search of the electronic equipment belonging to Johnson and discovered over 80 photographs of extremely graphic images involving young, unidentified children engaged in sexual acts with unidentified adults.

Johnson admitted possessing and transmitting child pornography photos on the internet.

Johnson was arrested and booked for the above charges but has since posted bond and is pending a court date.