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McMurry University student arrested on child porn charges

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) -  A McMurry University student has been arrested on charges involving child porn.

Casey Jones, 19, is now facing charges of Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography, according to Abilene police. 

Police said they were assisted by McMurry University staff as a search and warrant were executed on campus.

Jones, police said, was accused of distributing child porn through social apps like Snapchat, KiK and Drop Box. 

Jones is being held in the Taylor County Jail on bonds totaling $22,500. 

McMurry University released the following statement to KTAB/KRBC:

“McMurry University was notified by the Abilene Police Department (APD) that APD would be executing a search warrant on a student’s room in one of the residence halls today. The University cooperated fully with the APD. This case is an ongoing Abilene Police Department investigation and we are referring all questions to APD.”


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