Johnson County

Johnson County man indicted on child porn charge

TBI received info. on the case in December

A Johnson County man turned himself into police on Wednesday after his indictment by a grand jury following a child porn investigation.

Derek Lee Dickson, 24, of Mountain City, is charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and is being held on a $25,000 bond, according to a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report.

Johnson County authorities received information from Avery County, North Carolina officials in December about Dickson reportedly possessing child pornography. The Sheriff's Office then received assistance from an Internet crimes investigator from Sullivan County that was able to trace the data back to Dickson's residence, the report said.

District Attorney Tony Clark requested special agents with the TBI also participate in the investigation.

 


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