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Yorktown Man Faces 20 Charges in Child Pornography Case

(WYDaily file)

YORKTOWN — The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of a Yorktown man in connection with the possession and distribution of child pornography Wednesday.

Stephen James John Papuchis, a 51-year-old resident of Yorktown, faces a total of 20 charges, according to officials.

According to officials, investigators from the sheriff’s office, along with the Attorney General of Virginia’s Mobile Forensic Unit, executed a search warrant in the 300 Block of Ballard Street in Yorktown on Feb. 22. The search warrant was issued as a result of an investigation regarding the possession and distribution of child pornography, the sheriff’s office said.

Evidence seized from the residence was analyzed by the mobile forensics unit, and based on that analysis, an occupant of the home was arrested on Feb. 28, according to the sheriff’s office.

Papuchis was charged with one count of possession of child pornography, a class six felony; nine counts of second or subsequent possession of child pornography, a class five felony; one felony count of distribution of child pornography and nine felony counts of second or subsequent distribution of child pornography.

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