Bloomingburg man indicted for alleged child pornography charges

By Ashley Bunton -



A Bloomingburg man has been indicted by a Fayette County grand jury after child pornography was allegedly found on his computer.

Larry M. Pollard, 50, is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $20,000 cash-only bond.

He faces charges of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a third- degree felony, illegal use of minor in nudity oriented material, a fourth-degree felony, and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, a third-degree felony.

According to an incident report filed with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office Nov. 9, deputies allegedly received information that child pornography was on Pollard’s computer at his 23 Wayne St. home.

A Dell desktop computer, Acer desktop tower with a black case, HP laptop, and a HP tower were recovered from Pollard, according to the report.

As the investigation continued, images depicting underage children in various stages of nudity and/or involved in sex acts were discovered on the electronic devices, according to authorities. The sheriff’s office received assistance from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in identifying the images. Electronics and additional pieces of evidence have been submitted to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s crime lab for further analysis.

The charges were filed in the Washington Court House Municipal Court Nov. 27. The case was bound over from the municipal court and charges were sent to the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Nov. 30, court records show.

Records in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas show that Pollard was convicted in 2002 on charges of gross sexual imposition and pandering in sexually oriented material.


By Ashley Bunton

Ashley may be contacted by phone at (740) 313-0355 or connect on Twitter by searching for @ashbunton

Ashley may be contacted by phone at (740) 313-0355 or connect on Twitter by searching for @ashbunton