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Hermitage man arrested in connection to child pornography investigation

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Detectives in Nashville say a Hermitage man has been arrested in connection to a child pornography case that could involve several states.

Police say it all started when a detective in Washington discovered that a computer IP address from Nashville was linked to a child pornography investigation.

Investigators in Nashville tracked down the IP address and discovered it was registered to 30-year-old Damion Faulkner in Hermitage.

They executed a search warrant at Faulkner's home, and police say they found evidence of production, distribution and possession of child pornography.

Faulkner was arrested on Jan. 3 on charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography. He has been in jail since January on a $300,000 bond.

The Davidson County Grand Jury is expected to consider additional counts related to the production of child pornography.

Investigators say Faulkner is believed to have taken photos of a 5-year-old girl, the daughter of one of his relatives, and distributed them via e-mail.

Police have identified several other states where the photos may have been sent and have alerted authorities in those states.

The 5 year old has been identified and is living with her family in another county.

Anyone with information about Faulkner's involvement with any other children in the Nashville area is urged to contact Det. Mike Adkins at 862-7540.

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