WESLEY W. NORRIS

A Houston man who was indicted by a grand jury has had his case’s venue moved to Pulaski County, according to court documents.

Wesley W. Norris, 39, was arrested Aug. 16 and charged the next day after a search of his residence at 9267 U.S. 63. He is held in the Texas County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond. A week after his arrest, an empaneled grand jury indicted Norris on charges of possession of child pornography and first-degree promotion of child pornography, and the case was bound over to circuit court before Judge William Hickle. A pre-trial conference is Oct. 3. A trial is set for Nov. 13-14.

According to court courts, officers executing a search warrant found numerous electronic storage devices as well as computers, the report states.

An on-scene forensic search was conducted on a computer hard drive found in an office style room. Nineteen video files of child pornography were found on the hard drive, most depicting female children between the ages of 5 to 9 years old engaged in explicit sex acts with adult males, according to a probable cause statement.

Officers with the task force interviewed Norris and he admitted to knowingly possessing the files. He told officers there were several hundred more video files located on an external drive, the statement reads. It was taken to the computer forensic lab for analysis, and Norris was placed under arrest.

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