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Olathe man charged with possessing child pornography

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Thomas Harry Smith

OLATHE, Kan. — An Olathe man was charged on Thursday with possessing child pornography.

Thomas Harry Smith, 30, was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography in connection to the case.

Charging documents say Smith possessed, “a photograph, film, video picture, digital or computer generated image or picture, whether made or produced by electronic, mechanical or other means, in which a visual depiction of a child under 18 years of age is shown or heard engaging in sexually explicit conduct with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires or appeal to the prurient interest of the offender, the child or another.”

According to the criminal complaint, the alleged crimes took place between 2014 and 2015.

Smith is being held with bond set at $10,000.