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Federal indictment handed down for Tyler man arrested on child pornography charges

Edgar Penland (Source: Gregg County Jail) Edgar Penland (Source: Gregg County Jail)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

A Tyler man is now under a federal indictment for possessing and transporting child pornography.

Edgar James Penland, 54, was arrested in May after an investigation into a website called chatstep.com, where child porn images are traded in chatrooms.

The two-count federal indictment states the images involved “a prepubescent minor and a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.”

If convicted, property subject to criminal forfeiture includes a computer, two laptops and three hard drives, according to the indictment.

Penland was transferred to the Gregg County Jail on Monday, July 31. He is being held on a U.S. Marshal’s detainer awaiting federal trial. 

RELATED: Tyler man arrested after sharing child porn on website

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