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Child porn case could have hundreds of victims, police say

Associated Press

Northern Idaho investigators say there may be hundreds of victims linked with a child pornography case recently uncovered.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reported investigators found about 24,000 images of kids, some who were naked, on the electronic devices of 41-year-old Jason McGovern, of Hayden. He was arrested June 21 and charged with 10 counts of child pornography.

The state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began investigating the case after they received reports of a New Jersey girl who was sending photos to a person under the alias R.J. McGovern told law enforcement he contacted the girl using that screen name.

Investigators say McGovern never had physical contact with her.

According to the report, McGovern is a registered sex offender who was convicted of child pornography in 2010.

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