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February 1, 2015

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Attorney: Man strikes deal, will plead guilty in child porn case

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Jonathon Kohler

A 28-year-old Henderson man accused of possessing and distributing child pornography will plead guilty to two counts of possessing child porn as part of a deal with prosecutors, the man's attorney said today.

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.

Kohler's arraignment had been scheduled for today but was delayed until Thursday in Clark County District Court, attorney Frank Cremen said. Kohler could face up to six years in prison for each count.

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, authorities said.

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

Kohler spoke with detectives and admitted to downloading the child porn 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 detectives he had 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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