Former Knox County court clerk arrested on child porn charges

Former Knox County court clerk arrested on child porn charges

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Joshua Fettig (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Joshua Fettig (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A former Knox County court clerk was arrested Wednesday for allegedly having hundreds of child pornography images on his computer.

Investigators with the Knoxville Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Joshua Ryan Fettig, 20, on three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and ten counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor.

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The investigation began in December after the ICAC Task Force received multiple CyberTipline reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The tips indicated someone attempted to send images of child pornography via their email account.

Officers searched Fettig's home in January. A forensic examination revealed 356 images of child pornography.

Fettig is being held at the Knox County Detention Facility on $125,000 bond.

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