Australian native accused of possessing child porn

December 10, 2010 1:32:17 PM PST
An Australian native living in the Houston area could face up to 10 years in prison after authorities allegedly discovered images of child porn on his computer. 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.