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Eldridge man charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation of minor
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Eldridge man charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation of minor

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An Eldridge man was arrested Tuesday and charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for allegedly possessing and promoting child pornography.

The Scott County Sheriff's office began investigating Nicholas Robert Walker-Bennett, 32, after receiving a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.

Walker-Bennett has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor- promotion, a class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison, and 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor- possession first offense, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Walker-Bennett is being held in the Scott County Jail without bond.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the Eldridge Police Department in this investigation. 

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