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Rome man arrested on child porn charges

Oct 02, 2012 -- 12:15pm

By: Andrew Carter (WRGA News)

Rome Police arrest a Floyd County man on charges related to internet child pornography.

According to arrest reports, 42-year-old Mark Christopher Ertel of a Butler Street address is alleged to have received and transmitted pictures of underage females to at least two people in Florida. The lewd pictures were of very young girls posing in inappropriate positions, according to the report.

Ertel turned himself in at the Rome Police department Monday afternoon on charges of Felony Sexual Exploitation of Children and Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation. He remained in the Floyd County Jail Tuesday morning. 

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