Two men were arrested Tuesday for allegedly having hundreds of child pornography images on their electronic devices.
In two separate cases, Nicholas Cody Brown, 25, of 3000 Christy Lynn Drive Apt. 24, Moundsville and Jason Alan Miller, 30, of 17 South Kettler Ave., Wheeling, were each charged with five counts of possession of child pornography.
Law enforcement reportedly first suspected Miller of the charge after the Wheeling Police Department received a tip in August 2013 that an individual had uploaded four images of child pornography at an IP address linked to Miller's residence, according to the criminal complaint filed by West Virginia State Police.
In October, officers searched Miller's residence, where Miller allegedly admitted to having about 50 images of child pornography which he stated he received via email. In a forensic analysis of items seized from the residence, law enforcement discovered about 121 suspicious images of possible child pornography.
Miller is being held at West Virginia Northern Regional Jail on a $7,500 bond.
The criminal complaint against Brown states West Virginia State Police received a complaint in 2012 from a website that someone had posted images depicting pre-pubescent girls on the site. The IP address in the complaint linked to Brown's address, where law enforcement seized a laptop and cellphone during a search of the residence.
Officers allegedly found 357 suspicious graphics and one video of child pornography on Brown's devices. Officers reportedly confronted Brown with the images during an interview where Brown allegedly admitted to viewing the images online on several occasions.
Brown has been released from jail on $7,500 bond.