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article imageTexas Jail guard charged in child pornography case Special

By Stephen Pope     Apr 11, 2014 in Crime
Mckinney - A 53-year-old jail guard with the Collin County Sheriff's Department was arrested and charged with possession and promotion of child pornography late Thursday.
On April 10 the Collin County Sheriff's Department received a " tip involving a user uploading child pornography to an online account," and investigators tracked the computer being used to a residence in Parker, Texas, said sheriff's department spokesman Lt. John Norton in an email.
Officers with the Collin County Child Abuse Task Force raided the home around 8:00 p.m. Thursday with the assistance of the Parker Police Department after obtaining a search warrant for the house.
Investigators discovered 41 pictures involving child pornography from the guard's computer. Sheriff's investigators determined that Keith Duncan, a guard at the Collin County Jail owned the computer and arrested and charged him with possession of child pornography, Norton said.
"We received information that Mr. Duncan was in the process of uploading child pornography images to a sky drive on the Internet," Norton told Digital Journal.
According to a Dallas Morning News report the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children alerted the Dallas Police Department last month that child pornographic images had been uploaded from one of Duncan's email accounts.
Some of the images taken off of Duncan's computer show children as young as 6-years-old lying naked on a bed with a woman and other equally disturbing images, said the Dallas Morning News.
"He is in jail right now and technically yes he is still employed with us," Norton said. "At this time he has not been terminated," he added. Norton said he could not comment on any future disciplinary action that might be taken.
"He has been employed with the Collin County Sheriff's Office as a Detention Officer since 2008," Norton said in an email.
Online jail records confirm that Duncan has been jailed in lieu of a $50,000 bond since Thursday and is charged with possession and promotion of child pornography, a third-degree felony. No court date has been set. Collin County is just north of Dallas.
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