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Independence Man Wanted on Child Pornography Charges Captured in California

A local man facing more than a thousand counts of possession of child pornography was captured in California.

Joseph Eric Crail, 40, of Independence, became the subject of thousands of posts on social media as local authorities asked for help in locating him. 

He was arrested Friday morning in Contra Costa County, California. He is wanted by Independence Police on 1,371 counts of possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

He will appear in court in California before being extradited to Kentucky, the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney's Office said Friday.

-Staff report

Image via Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney