Paw Paw Man Faces State and Federal Child Porn Charges

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PAW PAW, MI – A Paw Paw Michigan man is facing both state and federal child pornography charges after he used the popular app Kik to distribute illegal images of children.Joshua Harrison

Joshua Richard Harrison, 24-years-old, confessed to posting explicit pictures of children in a ‘Kik’ chat room called #nolimitpedofun 30 to 40 times in April of 2015.  Harrison was allegedly using the Kik Messenger app as “j_dizzle91?

An undercover officer with Homeland Security in Wilmington, Delaware was in the chat room and captured the images.  The images were traced back to Harrison, who was using the display name of “Mark Slade.”

A search found a video where Harrison shot images of a naked five or six-year-old girl in November of 2012.  Harrison did admit to police that he had taken the video in Portage but police determined that the video was actually shot in Kalamazoo.

Harrison will be formally charged on Tuesday in federal court with sexual exploitation of a child, as well as production and distribution of child pornography.