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Monroe County DA: Man charged with 200 counts of possessing child pornography

SMITHFIELD TWP., Pa. - A Monroe County man was charged with 200 counts of possessing child pornography, the county district attorney's office said.

Jason Griffin Jones, 34,  of Smithfield Township, was arrested Wednesday morning.

Detectives from the DA office's Criminal Investigations Division found a computer on an online peer-to-peer file sharing network that was downloading files of child pornography.

Investigators traced the computer back to Jones' residence on Route 447 just outside of East Stroudsburg, the DA's office said.

Officers raided Jones' home Wednesday morning. The DA's office said the officers found more than 68,000 images and videos of child pornography.

Jones was arraigned and sent to the Monroe County Correctional Facility on $50,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for August 28.

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