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Home Arrests Villager Scheduled to Appear in Court on Child Pornography Charges

Villager Scheduled to Appear in Court on Child Pornography Charges

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BUSHNELL, Fla. — A resident from The Villages is scheduled to appear in court to face child pornography charges after investigators allegedly found what appeared to be child pornography on his laptop.

66-year-old Joseph Becker, a retired New Jersey school janitor was arrested on June 5th during an online investigations led by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office where investigators were monitoring computers in the central Florida¬†area that were offering to distribute child pornography.

Deputies executed a search warrant on Becker’s home located on the 4000 block of Deskin Lane in The Villages where they found a Toshiba laptop that contained 24 files of what appeared to be child pornography.

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Becker was charged with 24 counts of obscene material possession and was booked at the Sumter County Jail where he was then released on June 16 after posting a $120,000 bond.

Becker is now scheduled to appear before Judge William Hallman in a Sumter County courtroom for a status conference according to court records.

The hearing will be held on July 10 at 9 a.m. where parties will determine a date for trial.

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