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Putnam man charged with possession of child porn

By Staff reports

HURRICANE, W.Va. -- A Hurricane man has been charged with 100 counts of possessing child pornography after investigators found "no less than 100 images" on his cellphone of preteen girls engaged in sexual acts.

John Wesley Markham, 46, was arraigned in magistrate court Thursday. His bond is set at $750,000.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Putnam County Sheriff's Detective Shawn Johnson, Markham is also accused of distributing child porn.

Markham is being held in the Western Regional Jail, and more charges are expected as the investigation continues, according to Sheriff's Department officials.


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