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Henderson man, 28, arrested on child porn charges

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Jonathon Kohler

A 28-year-old Henderson man has been arrested on child pornography charges after police say they discovered graphic images and videos of underage girls on his computer.

Jonathon Kohler was arrested June 16 in connection with 10 counts of distributing pornography of a minor and 10 counts of possession of child pornography, all felonies.

Police detectives noticed Kohler’s alleged involvement with child porn in January when they came across an Internet IP address that was sharing numerous file names indicative of child porn on the Gnutella file-sharing network.

They traced the IP address to Kohler, who police say was using his home computer in the 3200 block of Oil Painting Walk.

After getting a search warrant, authorities conducted a search at the home and did a forensic preview of a black Dell computer in the front office of the house. The laptop contained several videos of child pornography, police said.

Kohler spoke with detectives and admitted to downloading the child pornography onto his computer. He told officers that his age preference was girls between the ages of 14 and 16, although an analysis of the computer showed many girls were much younger, according to the arrest report.

Police said Kohler told them he has been viewing child porn for a decade. Kohler lived in the home with his wife, who police say didn't know about the child porn.

He is being held in the Clark County Detention Center without bail.

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