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International child porn probe lands Triangle man in prison

Posted May 16, 2011

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— A Triangle man could spend up to 10 years in prison on sex charges linked to an international child pornography investigation.

John Kenneth Horne Jr., most recently of 602 Redford Place Drive in Rolesville, was arrested in December and sentenced in January to 84 to 129 months in prison on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

State Bureau of Investigation agents seized computers, laptops, flash drives, cameras and webcams in July from homes Horne shared with family members in Rolesville, Wake Forest and Chapel Hill. They found evidence of child pornography on the electronic devices.

The Department of Homeland Security referred the SBI to Horne after Australian authorities arrested a couple in that country and found they had shared exploitive images, video and text over the Internet. DHS linked Horne to a screen name used to communicate with the couple.

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  • dgcreech May 16, 2011

    10 years on 10 counts? That's alright because when cellmates find out what he's in for, he will wish he had never done anything to start with

  • nboblitz May 16, 2011

    10 years is not nearly long enough

  • villadsp May 16, 2011

    Cool and all, but this all happened 5-6 months ago. Slow news day?

  • imdicktrickle May 16, 2011

    Go Rolesville PD!!!!

  • northerngirl May 16, 2011

    Very sick.

  • Bartmeister May 16, 2011

    I don't get it. Why children? Sick, sick, sick.............

  • Hater like Darth Vader May 16, 2011

    And just imagine if the money used to catch recreational drug users was spent protecting our children, our own SBI might have caught this man on their own accord. But they are too worried about people hurting only themselves by using drugs to be bothered with something like the exploitation of children.