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UPDATE: Man arrested on child pornography charges in Putnam County, WV

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UPDATE:

More information on a man's arrest for child pornography has been released.

John Wesley Markham was arrested on child pornography charges following a two month federal investigation.  Investigators say they seized his cell phone and found hundreds of photos of young girls engaged in sexual acts.  Investigators do not believe the girls are local to the area.

When Markham was arrested police also seized 40 animals including raccoons, opossums, snakes and dogs.  The animals are being kept at the Putnam County Animal Shelter. 

Markham's wife was issued a citation for animal cruelty.

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A man is in jail on child pornography charges in Putnam County, WV.

According to police, John Wesley Markham was arrested Thursday, Nov. 7, by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, and was charged with distributing pornography of minors in sex.

Markham is being held in the Western Regional Jail on a $750,000 bond.