Bedford County man arrested on child pornography charges

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ)- On November 2, Bedford County Sheriff's Office investigators assigned to the Southern Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a minor and possession and manufacture of child pornography, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

Initially, a search warrant was executed at 1051 New Market Loop. A second warrant was conducted at 75 Hydaway Drive in Forest, with help from the Campbell County Sheriff's Office. Digital and other evidence was recovered from both locations, according to the release.

Seventy-one-year-old Warren Norris of Bedford County was arrested on two counts of violation of a protective order; he is in jail pending a bond hearing.

Norris was additionally charged with one count of production, publication, sale, financing, etc. of child pornography and nine counts second or subsequent offense.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Southern Internet Crimes Against Children's Task Force at 434-534-9521.

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