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Scotty Hicks, 20, of Hensley, WV was arrested on Oct. 1 on charges of soliciting a minor over Facebook.  Images of child pornography were found on Hicks computer during the investigation. Scotty Hicks, 20, of Hensley, WV was arrested on Oct. 1 on charges of soliciting a minor over Facebook. Images of child pornography were found on Hicks computer during the investigation.
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HENSLEY -
A month long investigation into claims of child pornography out of Hensley, WV lead to an arrest on Tuesday.

According to Sheriff Martin B. West the McDowell County Sheriff's Officer received a complaint on Sept. 1 that Scotty Eugene Hicks, 20, of Hensley was involved in child pornography.  Deputies said that Hicks was contacting a child over Facebook.  During the investigation investigators found images of child pornography on Hicks' personal computer.

Hicks was arrested on Tuesday.  He is facing five counts of Solicitation of a Minor by computer.  On Thursday Sheriff West announced that Hicks is also facing 20 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.  Deputes were assisted in the investigation by the West Virginia State Police and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Hicks was arraigned in front of magistrate Danny Mitchell, who set bond at $50,000.  Hicks is being held at the McDowell County Holding unit until he can be taken to the Southwestern Regional Jail.