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Police say man arrested for child pornography posed as child on Facebook

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

Thirty-one year-old, Cecil Holleran faced a judge today after being charged with multiple counts of child pornography.

On Facebook, Holleran posts regularly about God and Jesus. But, it's what else he's using the website for that put him behind bars twice this week.

Police records show that on Tuesday, Holleran allegedly posed as a minor to communicate with an identified 10-year-old girl.

Neighbors of Holleran are disturbed by the allegations.

"I think it's pretty sick. People like that shouldn't be allowed to walk the streets, I don't think," says Jake Wolls.

Lexington police also found an image of a female exposing her genitals on his computer.

After bonding out of jail, police arrested Holleran the next day. He was charged with four more counts of "possession of matter portraying sexual performance of a minor".

It's cyber crimes like this that keep Detective David Flannery busy, "We go into chat rooms, hoping they attack us instead of the actual juveniles."

Detective Flannery could not comment on Holleran's case, but explains that four counts of child pornography, doesn't mean there were only four pornographic images found, "A person can have a 1,000 images and only be charged with 1 count."

The investigation is on-going, which is why Lexington police say they could not comment on how many images of child pornographer were found on Holleran's computer.

Cecil Holleran declined an interview with WKYT today.


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