Federal grand jury indicts church volunteer on child porn charges

Gerald Porter (Photo: Western Tidewater Regional Jail)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A federal grand jury returned an indictment Tuesday charging a Chesapeake volunteer bible school teacher with receiving and possessing child pornography.

Court records say Gerald Porter, 70, was identified by two different law enforcement agencies during undercover investigations into peer-to-peer file sharing network users sharing child porn.

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Both law enforcement agencies downloaded numerous files of child porn from Porter’s computer.

Porter faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison if convicted.

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