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Evansville teenager faces gun and child porn charges

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An Evansville teenager is facing Federal gun and child pornography charges.

The U.S. Attorney, Joseph Hogsett says 18-year-old Logan A. Wells has been arrested after an investigation by the FBI cyber crimes task force and EPD's narcotics task force.

The formal charges allege that on June 26, 2012, Wells was found by Vanderburgh County law enforcement to be in possession of a substantial number of images that depicted minor children engaging in sexually explicit conduct. These materials were allegedly saved on an Apple Mac Book in the defendant's home. The documents also allege that Wells was using marijuana when he was found by law enforcement, and was in possession of a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol in violation of federal law.

"The charges against this defendant allege a lifestyle of lawlessness that has no place in the Indiana," Hogsett said. "Guns, drugs, and the exploitation of children are all scourges on this community, and our Office is dedicated to holding accountable those who engage or encourage such criminal acts."

Wells faces ten years in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine if he's found guilty.

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