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Hurricane man faces 100 felony counts for child porn

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Putnam County authorities say they found dozens of sexually explicit images of pre-teen girls on a Hurricane man's cellphone.

John Wesley Markham, 46, was arrested Thursday and charged with 100 felony counts of exhibiting child porn.

Detectives searched Markham's Cherry Street home Wednesday and recovered his phone, according to a complaint filed in Putnam Magistrate Court. A search turned up no fewer than 100 images, the complaint said.

He was arraigned Thursday afternoon in Putnam Magistrate Court and was being held at Western Regional Jail on $750,000 bond.


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