MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Lynchburg man charged with possessing, distributing child porn

Michael Rider was arrested without incident on Friday and charged with 10 counts of possessing child porn and one count of distributing child porn (Photo: Blue Ridge Regional Jail)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Lynchburg Police Department has arrested a man in the City of Lynchburg for sharing child pornography online.

Police said in May 2017, the Forensics Unit was proactively investigating the online sharing of child porn with the city limits and during the investigation they executed search warrant in the Misty Mountain Road area.

During the court of the investigation, Michael Allen Rider, 43, was identified as a possible suspect.

Rider was arrested without incident on Friday and charged with 10 counts of possessing child porn and one count of distributing child porn.

Police said is currently being held at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Lynchburg with no bond.

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

Trending