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Florence Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges, Some Images Involve Babies

A Florence man faces charges related to child pornography and drugs.

Nathan Goznalez, 39, was located at a home on Oakridge Court in Florence when Boone County Sheriff's deputies served an indictment warrant for methamphetamine charges and a search warrant to look for images of child porn.

Deputies began their investigation earlier this month after receiving information that Gonzalez may have been downloading images and videos depicting minors in sexual performance. Some of the children in the images were as young as 6-months old, while others were pre-teens.

The activities allegedly took place in December though April.

125 videos and 175 pictures were downloaded, investigators said. Ninety pieces of evidence were collected from Gonzalez's home.

He is charged with possession or viewing matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor, a class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison.

He is being held at the Boone County Detention Center on $150,000 cash bond.

-Staff report

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