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Computer tech charged in child porn case

A man accused of illegally entering the United States in May with a laptop computer containing child pornography is to appear in federal court in Coeur d'Alene this afternoon.

Scott Andrew Henry told border agents he owns a computer company in British Columbia and may have picked up the photos while serving clients computers, according to federal court documents.

Henry said the serviced computer's files transfer to his Dell laptop in the same places they were saved on the original computer, but a federal agent said the information is actually stored in one spot, not in various files.

Investigators found inappropriate images of young children in a file-sharing folder under the computer profile "DrScott," documents allege. Henry said he and three business partners own a computer sales and service company in Castlegar, B.C., called Komputer Clinic.

Henry was arrested May 3 for unlawful entry into the country after border agents found him with a red Dodge Neon on Boundary Creek Bridge east of the Porthill, Idaho, entry. He had his computer connected to a GPS receiver and to Google Maps and appeared to be trying to ram a locked gate before his car got stuck, according to federal court documents. He's been in the Boundary County Jail ever since.

He's to be arraigned today in U.S. District Court on one count of possession of child pornography.




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