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      Alleged child porn possession lands man in trouble with feds

      A Ewing, Mo. man was indicted last week for allegedly possessing child pornography.Matthew Rothweiler, 32, was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of possession of child pornography. Rothweiler turned himself into federal authorities on Friday.

      Officers from the Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit, FBI Agents with the Kirksville Field Office and officers from the Shelby County Sheriffâ??s Office executed a search warrant at the home of Rothweiler in Ewing in April 2012.

      A computer and external hard drive, as well as other items, were seized from the residence. The items were linked to Rothweiler, who later admitted ownership of the property. The items held numerous images and videos of suspected child pornography.If Rothweiler is convicted, each count carries a penalty range of 10 years to life in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.

      The Kirksville Regional Computer Crimes Unit works with the Missouri Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and is funded through the Missouri Cyber Crime Grant.(Information provided by Kirksville Police Department)

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