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Whipple Marine Facing Charges

The Washington County Sheriff's Office helped the FBI and NCIS seize a cell phone and computer linked to a Marine in a child porn case.

24-year-old Aaron Masa of Whipple, Ohio is currently a Marine at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

After an investigation on base, authorities have Masa in custody for reportly touching a 5-year-old and a 7-month-old inappropriately.

The FBI and special agents with NCIS requested the help of the sheriff's office Thursday in executing a search warrant at Masa's home.

"During the interview he indicated that he had child pornography on his cell phone which they observed and then he also told them he had child pornography on his computer located at his home," says Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks.

Charges are pending as the investigation continues into sexual assault on a minor.

Sheriff Larry Mincks says Masa was actually arrested in 2008 in Washington County for threatening to bring a gun to the Washington County Career Center and shoot other students; however, the charge was reduced to disorderly conduct.


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