Va. Man Facing Child Porn Charges

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    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on a Dumfries man facing child porn charges.

    A Dumfries man accused of possessing child pornography was recently released on bond for possessing sexually explicit materials, News4 has learned.

    Prince William County Police searched 42-year-old David Edward Perry's mobile home last Wednesday, serving a search warrant for evidence of child pornography. 

    News4 has learned Perry was already out on bond for a charge of having sexually explicit material during the child porn investigation. 

    The child porn investigation started in April with a cyber tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about two email users discussing sexual encounter with kids.

    One man was posing as "James Dean," claiming to be from Oregon. But investigators report they tracked the conversation to the internet account at the Dumfries trailer and then to Perry's home. A Prince William County detective picked up the case.

    "We found he'd been sending or receiving these types of photos through a social media account and following our investigation he was arrested," Prince William County Police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.

    The search warrant documents reveal detectives found a Twitter account they say belongs to Perry. The detective revealed the account had multiple tweets, to what appear to be minor female children asking them to communicate with him via direct messages.

    The detective also found a photo of a topless female believed to be under age 18 under Perry's account.

    Neighbors in Perry's mobile home park say they are alarmed but not surprised by his latest arrest. Some have printed out copies of his prior charge.

    "There are a lot of children in this neighborhood and also unaware parents, some who don't even speak English so they don't understand the importance of whats gong on," said a neighbor who didn't want to be identified.

    Residents have also complained to police about cameras on Perry's home that are pointed at neighbors yards and the street.

    There no answer to a knock at Perry's door Monday. He is being held without bond on the child porn charge.