Hamblen County man arrested on child porn charges

MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WVLT) - A Hamblen County man has been indicted for having more than 7,000 pictures and 300 videos of child porn on his computer.

Fred Whitacre, Jr., 40, was arrested Thursday following an indictment by a Federal grand jury on Tuesday.

He is also accused of sending e-mailing some of pictures to the New York area.

Whitacre was taken to the federal courthouse in Greeneville where he faces a sentencing range of 5-20 years for each of the felony charges. He remains in the custody of US Marshals and is being held without bond.


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