Hamblen Co. man arrested on child porn charges

Hamblen Co. man arrested on child porn charges

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Fred Frank Whitacre Jr. (Courtesy: Hamblen County Sheriff's Office) Fred Frank Whitacre Jr. (Courtesy: Hamblen County Sheriff's Office)

HAMBLEN CO. (WATE) - A Hamblen County man has been arrested for child porn charges.

According to the Hamblen County Sheriff's Department, Fred Frank Whitacre Jr., 40, was arrested on Thursday.

Detectives say they first became aware of the illegal activity after FBI agents found Whitacre had transferred child porn via email to the New York area.

Later, investigators say they found more than 7,000 images and 300 videos depicting child pornography in his possession.

Whitacre is now being held in Greeneville, where he faces five to 20 years in prison for each of the felony charges.

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