Australian native accused of possessing child porn

HOUSTON Christopher Mark King, 54, is out on a $100,000 bond after he was indicted on one count of possession of child pornography. The FBI launched an investigation of King after his Houston-area employer believed images of child pornography were discovered while servicing his company-issued laptop.

The FBI investigation allegedly then led to the discovery of several hundred images of child porn.

If convicted, King could face up to a decade in prison and fine of up to $250,000. He could also face a maximum of life on supervised release during which the court can impose a number of special conditions designed to protect the children and prohibit his use of the Internet.

King's trial is scheduled to begin February 7.

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