Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

October 16, 2013

Man charged with downloading child erotica from public library in McDowell County


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BRADSHAW — A McDowell County man was arraigned Wednesday morning on 30 counts of downloading child erotica.

Brian Keith Johnson, 38, of Bradshaw, was arrested Tuesday night, according to Trooper J.K. Weiss of the West Virginia State Police Welch Detachment, along with assistance from the Internet Crimes Against Children unit.

The initial investigation started back in February when ICAC officers contacted Weiss to begin the investigation on Johnson. 

Johnson was downloading child pornography at the Bradshaw Public Library, Weiss said.

Weiss said ICAC officers secured a search warrant for Johnson’s computer and ICAC is still investigating Johnson’s hard-drive.