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Warrants: Campbell County man distributed images of underage girls on Kik

Justin Wayne Reid was arrested on Thursday and is facing 10 counts of child porn charges (Photo: Blue Ridge Regional Jail)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A Campbell County man has been arrested on 10 counts of child porn.

Justin Wayne Reid, II, 56, is charged with 10 counts of distribution of child porn.

The Lynchburg Police Department's Forensic Unit, an affiliate of the Southern Virginia ICAC Task Force, initiated the investigation after getting information from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics that an unidentified social media user was distributing child porn on Kik.

Police said they reviewed the chat section of the report and it was apparent that Reid participated in group chats on Kik that began in September 2016 and ended in January 2017 and the purpose of the group was to share child porn files.

It was also revealed that Reid was moderating the group based on the posts in the chat session.

In the search warrant it's revealed that the detective assigned to the case stopped counting the child porn files shared by Reid in the group chat after finding 50 files.

Search warrants show that the images were of girls under the age of 14 while naked and depicting sexual acts with the girls.

One image file included what appeared to be a girl under the age of 10, according to the warrant.

In the chat sessions, the warrant showed that Reid posted the following statement: "New Year, New Rule. Nothing under age of 5 allowed. Lets keep it 5 to 18."

Police said Reid was accessing Kik during business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., so Lynchburg Police served a court order on Comcast requesting the subscriber information for his IP address.

With the help of the Campbell County Sheriff's Office, Lynchburg Police said their detectives were able to conduct simultaneous search warrants at a business on Cohen Place in Lynchburg and at a home on Homewood Drive in Campbell County.

They said the business was Reid's place of employment and is unrelated to the investigation.

Reid is listed as working in the human resources department on the business' staff directory online.

The search warrants show that based on posts made by Reid on Kik and the subscriber information provided by Comcast and Verizon, there was reason to believe that computers at his home and place of employment contained files violating § 18.2-374.1:1.

Based on the search warrants filed in Lynchburg Circuit Court, police took several computers, a hard drive, and flash drives from Reid's home and place of employment.

Reid is being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail without bond.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Det. C.M. Byrne at 434-455-7268 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798- 5900.

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