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March 1, 2013

Child porn allegedly found on computer leads to Springtown-area man’s arrest

By CHRISTIN COYNE

SPRINGTOWN – In the third such arrest the past month in Parker County, a Springtown-area man is in jail on a child pornography charge.

Gordon Alen Gann, 51, remained in the Parker County Jail as of Wednesday on a charge of possession of child pornography with bond set at $20,000.

A neighbor who went to Gann’s house in the 3100 block of State Highway 199 East to check her email reportedly found a picture on Gann’s computer of an approximately 8-year-old girl in lingerie displaying her genitals, according to the probable cause affidavit.

She then looked through other files on Gann’s computer and reported finding numerous other pictures of young girls before calling the Parker County Sheriff’s Office around 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Gann gave the officers consent to enter his home and stated he had inappropriate pictures of 16-year-old girls on his computer but deleted them, according to deputies.

However, he declined to allow investigators to search his computer and authorities obtained a search warrant.

A Parker County sheriff’s deputy wrote that he heard Gann make the statement to investigators that he did have digital photos of clothed, partially clothed and nude girls, ranging in age from 4 years old to 16 years old on his computer.

Gann was arrested and transported to the Parker County Jail.

It was not clear whether Gann had access to the pictured children or obtained the pictures from somewhere else, according to Deputy Danie Huffman.

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