Wednesday, July 8, 2009

David Camp Charged with Having Child Porn

The former chairman of the Moore County Board of Education was arrested by federal officials last week on child pornography charges.

David Camp, 44, of Stewart Hollow Road, Lynchburg, was taken into custody last Thursday by agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE].

Camp is being held without bond in a federal holding facility in Chattanooga.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga, Camp used a computer on or about Feb. 18 of this year to distribute images with "children engaged in sexually explicit activities."

On Monday, ICE agent Jonathan Hendrix filed an affidavit alleging that agents in Los Angeles found a web site that allowed small "thumbnail" images to be posted and which had "numerous links to various adult pornography websites."

The affidavit claims that the web site also had a chat feature.

Hendrix alleges that Camp uploaded 12 child pornographic pictures to the site that were intercepted by the ICE agents in Los Angeles.

The affidavit also states that during a chat, Camp provided a cell phone number that was registered to him and that the computer's IP (Internet Protocol) address was also registered to Camp.

When Camp was interviewed by ICE agents last Thursday, "he stated and admitted that he had been receiving and distributing pornographic images of children for the last 5 years up to and including the previous night of July 1, 2009," the affidavit states.

Camp also admitted using the web site to receive and distribute the images.

Moore County Sheriff Mark Logan and a number of his deputies also assisted ICE agents with the arrest.

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