Child Porn Suspect Due In Court

A Pitt County man deputies say was in possession of more than 1,600 child porn DVDs is scheduled for a court appearance Thursday. He faces ten counts of second degree exploitation of a minor.

George Venters, 50, of Ayden, remains behind bars under a $1 million bond. He has been locked up since his October arrest. Deputies say many of the DVDs contain videos downloaded off the Internet, and show children between the ages of 8 and 15 years old.

The investigation into Venters started after the Pitt County Sheriff's Office received new software to help crack down on child Internet crimes.


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Pitt County, NC -- Another man is facing multiple child pornography charges, the second such arrest this week in Pitt County.

In the most recent case, deputies say some 1,600 DVDs containing child pornography were seized. In addition to the DVDs, investigators say they also seized zip drives, VHS tapes, thumb drives, two laptops, and a hard drive.

George Venters of Ayden was arrested Friday morning on ten counts of second degree exploitation of a minor.

Jail records show the 50-year-old man is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

Pitt County deputies, along with the SBI and FBI, began to investigate Venters on Tuesday for possession of child pornography. Deputies say many of the DVDs contain videos downloaded off the Internet, and show children between the ages of 8 and 15 years old.

Just three weeks ago, the Pitt County Sheriff's Office received new software to help crack down on child Internet crimes. Earlier this week they arrested Michael Coward on similar charges, so deputies say it looks like the software is working.

"It's kind of like an addiction, it's their drug of choice and when they want it they need to have it available so they collect, they store for many, many, years," says Detective David Flynn.

In Coward's case, lawmen say video on his computers showed boys as young as three years old involved in sexual activity.


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