A bond of $100,000 has been set for Jonathan Ray Porter Jr., 27, of Batesville. According to an affidavit of probable cause for arrest, Porter has been charged with 32 counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, all class C felonies.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children first received a tip that Porter’s Kik Messenger account had child sexual exploitation images and videos. On March 28, 2022 search warrants were obtained to search Porter’s residence and seize two Samsung Galaxy cell phones, an external hard drive, and an HP Chromebook. During a post-Miranda interview, “Porter stated he viewed child pornography out of curiosity, but claims he does not have an addiction.”

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