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Waynesboro man charged with possession of child pornography

Mark Henry Hopper. Photo provided by the Waynesboro Police Department
Mark Henry Hopper. Photo provided by the Waynesboro Police Department(WVIR)
Updated: Feb. 1, 2021 at 12:52 PM EST
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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - Authorities say a Waynesboro man wanted on child pornography charges has been arrested in Missouri.

The Waynesboro Police Department announced Monday, February 1, that 41-year-old Mark Henry Hopper is in the process of being extradited back to Virginia for legal proceedings.

WPD says it received a complaint last month from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that a computer user in the city limits was uploading and downloading child pornography.

Investigators reportedly found several pieces of electronic equipment during a search of a Waynesridge Road home. Hopper is said to have fled the area after the search warrant’s execution.

Twenty-six warrants for child pornography possession and one distribution of child pornography were issued for Hopper’s arrest.

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