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Mapleview man charged with possessing child porn

Derek Charles MeGraw, 36, of Mapleview was charged with five counts of felony possess pornographic work involving a minor on Thursday in Mower County District Court.

Derek Charles MeGraw, 36

According to the court complaint, on July 1 law enforcement executed a search warrant on MeGraw, his vehicles and his residence in the 100 block of Clinton Street in Mapleview. A detective involved in the search read MeGraw a Miranda warning; MeGraw indicated he wanted to speak to a lawyer. MeGraw was then arrested after an agent from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) informed the detective there was probable cause to arrest him for possession of child pornography.

The following items of evidence were seized from MeGraw’s residence:

• A red HP laptop;

• A Lenovo laptop;

• A gray HP laptop;

• A Samsung Galaxy smartphone;

• An Intel Nextbook;

• A black Samsung smartphone;

• A Samsung tablet;

• A Sony PS4;

• A Seagate hard drive;

• A computer tower with four hard drives;

• A Matsunichi hard drive; and

• A DataStick Pro USB flash drive.

The detective took possession of the seized evidence for transport to the BCA for forensic examination.

Two devices were previewed on the scene and were found to contain several images of prepubescent females performing various sexual acts.

MeGraw will appear in court again on July 16.