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Richland man found with over 20,000 images of child porn

Richland man found with over 20,000 images of child porn

RICHLAND, Wash. - A Richland man is charged with second degree rape, and several other charges of possessing child pornography.

Joshua Gault of Richland recently made an appearance in Benton County Superior Court.

According to court documents, a friend using his laptop reportedly found videos depicting explicit acts with children.

Law enforcement executed a search warrant at his home and recovered a laptop, desktop tower, cell phone and other electronics.

Court documents said a forensic examination of the devices revealed more than 20,000 images, depicting sexually explicit acts with children.

Benton County prosecutors charged Gault is with one count of rape in the second degree, one count of voyeurism, and seven other counts of dealing or possessing child porn.

Gault's next court appearance takes place February 7.

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