PCSO reports the arrest of a person possessing child pornography

The Page County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) reports receiving a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).

The tip indicted that imagines or videos that contain child pornography were either downloaded or uploaded by someone in Page County. 

Further investigation revealed the identity of the residence through the Internet Parodical address.

After a search warrant was secured a physical address search was conducted on September 28.

David C. Smith of Stanley was arrested after being found in possession of such materials and is being held without bond currently.

In 2019 Smith was convicted for similar offenses and is currently on probation.

This would be a subsequent charge of possession of child pornography for Smith.

Smith is registered with Virginia State Police as a sex offender.

The PCSO is a member of the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Anyone with any information regarding the solicitation of or exploitation of minors should contact the PCSO at 540-743-6571.

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