Marion County volunteer firefighter facing child pornography charge

Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 4:36 PM EDT
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MARION COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) -A Marion County volunteer firefighter is behind bars after allegedly sharing child pornography on the messenger app KIK.

Police say they traced an IP address from messenger to David Leroy Showalter’s home and found an image of child porn on his laptop. In an interview with police, 51-year-old Showalter allegedly admitted to viewing, sharing, uploading and downloading about 1,000 images of 10-15 year old children engaged in sexual activity.

Showalter has been charged with distributing and exhibiting material depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

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