Townsend man arrested for 25 counts of child pornography

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New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit have arrested 53-year old Stephen Forbes and charged him with 25 counts of felony, Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

TOWNSEND (DE): Police say that on Friday, October 27th, they were summoned to the community of Odessa National in reference to a report of child pornography. Patrol officers investigated and found sufficient evidence that was revealed that merited a response from the New Castle County Police Criminal Investigations Unit, where detectives assumed the investigation.

According to police spokesman, Michel Eckerd, Detectives obtained a search warrant and were able to arrest and charge Stephen Forbes with 25 counts of felony, Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

Stephen Forbes was arraigned at New Castle County Police Headquarters and is currently being held at Howard Young Correctional Institution after failing to post $1,250,000 secured bail.

Police are asking anyone with any additional information as to the identity of any additional victims to please contact New Castle County Police by dialing (302) 573-2800 or visit our website at Citizens with the smartphone application are encouraged to use the “submit tip” tab to submit tips. Select a topic by using the “drop down” and complete the tip by “clicking” submit. The New Castle County Police Smartphone Application is free to download and available for all iPhone and Android smartphones.


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