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Local entrepreneur denied bond in child pornography case

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Stevie Porter (Source: Muscogee Co. Jail) Stevie Porter (Source: Muscogee Co. Jail)

By Sara Belsole

COLUMBUS, GA -   40-year-old Stevie Porter is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count each of child molestation, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of child pornography.

Officials say it all started on January 26th, when Porter reported $1200 in items, including his phone and computer, stolen from his home on Forrest Road.

Detectives testified Thursday afternoon that Porter's story didn't add up--and then they got a call from a local attorney.

One of the alleged robbery suspects, a 17-year-old boy, wanted to turn over Porter's phone and computer to police after he allegedly discovered a sexually explicit photo of himself among several others.

A forensic squad found several photographs and videos and say they believe Porter's predatory behavior spanned more than a year.

They say they were also able to identify a 14-year-old boy in the photos, who had previously been reported as missing.

Detectives say the boy told them Porter took him to his home, showed him pornographic videos, tried to get him to sleep in his bed, and wouldn't take him home.

Porter pleaded not guilty to all the charges and was denied bond.

Police say they are still trying to identify all the teens in the videos and photos. They say more charges against Porter are pending.

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