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Joshua Poff arrested on child porn charges out of Mercer County

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Joshua Poff of Bluefield, WV charged with possessing child porn. Joshua Poff of Bluefield, WV charged with possessing child porn.
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BLUEFIELD, WV -

A Bluefield, WV man is arrested by Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies on child pornography charges.

Joshua D. Poff of Bluefield, WV was arrested on Thursday, Jan. 23.  He is facing 148 counts of Receiving and Possessing Material Visually Portraying a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct.

Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies searched Poff's home with the help of Bluefield Police and an investigator from the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The search was done at the home on Franklin St. in happened on Jan. 10.  Law enforcement officers took Poff's computers and other electronics.

According to the criminal complaint, Poff admitted to possessing, downloading and receiving child pornography.  Poff was scheduled to be arraigned in front of a Mercer County magistrate at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23.