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Morristown man accused of trading computer with 124 child porn images

November 26th, 2012 3:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

Morristown man accused of trading computer with 124 child porn images

Gary Mark Wright, 53, 103 Anderson Street Apt. 3, Morristown

ROGERSVILLE — A Morristown man was charged last week with sexual exploitation of a minor after allegedly trading a computer and hard drives which allegedly contain 124 images of child pornography.


According to witnesses, on Sept. 15 Gary Mark Wright, 53, 103 Anderson Street Apt. 3, Morristown, gave a man a computer and three hard drives in exchange for helping him move from Hawkins County. Wright had reportedly told the man the computer and hard drives didn’t work, but on the next weekend a female helped the man get the computer working.


Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Detective John Pruitt stated in his report it was at was at that time on Sept. 22 that the man and woman allegedly discovered some "questionable pornographic images" on Wright’s old computer.


The couple called the sheriff’s office and surrendered the computer and three hard drives to Pruitt.
Pruitt stated in his report he then confirmed that the images were that of juvenile females, and that the primary user of the computer had been Wright.


On Sept. 26 the computer was transferred to the nearest ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) agent, Detective Michael O’Keefe with the Morristown Police Department.


O’Keefe completed a forensic analysis of the computer on Oct. 31 which concluded that there were child pornography images on all three hard drives — 124 images in all.


Wright was arrested Nov. 20 on the single count of sexual exploitation of a minor, a Class B felony punishable by a minimum of eight years in prison.


As of Monday Wright had already been arraigned in Hawkins County Sessions Court and waved his preliminary hearing in Hawkins County Sessions Court.


He also remained held in the Hawkins County Jail on $20,000 bond.

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