Police use technology to indict man for allegedly sending child pornography

Police use technology to indict man for allegedly sending child pornography
(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man is accused of having hundreds of pictures and videos of child porn in East Memphis, and WMC has learned it's all part of a high-tech crack down on child predators.

Residents who live and work in the area where police arrested 34-year-old William Keltner say he needs to be punished.

"The way the Internet and the technology is growing right now, it's amazing what people are doing," said Memphis resident Clinton Kimbrell.

Memphis police arrested Keltner in September of 2013. Officials traced his computer to the 400 block of Twelve Oaks Circle where officers say they found more than 300 images and 25 videos of children being sexually abused.

Investigators say Keltner admitted to having and distributing images and videos of child porn.

"I just can't imagine someone doing that in this community," added Kimbrell.

Memphis Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force used a file-sharing program to trace Keltner in his tracks. In 2014, police made 76 similar arrests, five more arrests than the year before.

Now, a jury will soon have to decide Keltner's fate.

Kimbrell added, "You don't want it to happen to your family. You don't want anything to be sent to your family."

Keltner has been indicted for allegedly sending child pornography, and is out on bond. If convicted, Keltner could face up to 12 years in prison with no parole.

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