Cass County man arrested on child pornography charges

    The home of Christopher Merriman, 49, of Virginia, was raided on the evening of Monday, December 21 after a complaint was filed alleging that Merriman had knowingly received child pornography.
    The files in question, consisting of an assortment of photographs and videos downloaded from a peer-to-peer filesharing network, depicted children as young as 3 years old performing various sexual acts, according to an affidavit filed by a Department of Homeland Security agent. Upon executing the search warrent, many of these files were recovered.

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    Recently, two friends explained to me that my article published on Feb. 6 hurt and angered many folks in the community, veterans in particular. I’m thankful they cared enough to come to me.