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Millersburg sex offender arrested on child porn charges

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MILLERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A convicted sex offender in Dauphin County was arrested on child pornography charges following an online investigation.

According to officials, investigators found numerous files containing explicit images of minors engaged in sexually graphic acts and poses.

Investigators determined that the files were being downloaded and disseminated from a computer reportedly belonging to William Hopkins, 56, of Market Street in Millersburg.

Authorities said Hopkins is a lifetime Megan's Law registrant.

While police were searching Hopkins's apartment, forensic examiners found suspected child pornography on a desktop computer.

Hopkins was arrested on Friday and charged with distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communication facility.

He was arraigned and held in the Dauphin County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 21.

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