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Man accused of possessing child porn | North Idaho News Now


John T. Pritchett

A registered sex offender is back in jail after police say they found child pornography on his cellphone and Google Drive.


Back in May of 2020, police were tipped off that 41-year-old John T. Pritchett allegedly posted child pornography onto his Twitter account.


Officers allegedly discovered that the photos were child pornography. Police made contact with Pritchett last month, who was reportedly transient.


After obtaining a search warrant, police seized Pritchett's phone which allegedly obtained multiple images of nude children and children performing sex acts. His Google Drive obtained hundreds of images of child pornography, according to police.


Pritchett was arrested Mar. 23 after Judge James Combo issued a warrant for his arrest.


He's charged with seven counts of sexual exploitation of a child by possession of sexually explicit material, all felonies. Pritchett is being held on a $500,000 bail.


Back in 2004, Pritchett pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit a serious felony (rape) in Bonner County.