A Gurdon man has been charged with a felony for having sexually explicit material in his possession.
A Gurdon man has been charged with a felony for having sexually explicit material in his possession. According to information on file with the Clark County Circuit Clerk’s office, the charge is enhanced because the material involved a child.
Andrew Trevino, 105 Kansas Road, was charged with pandering, defined as “possessing visual print medium depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child.”
The case reportedly came to the attention of prosecutors when Trevino and a 14-year-old were seen by two witnesses. According to court records, Trevino was questioned after the report was handed over police.
“Trevino stated that he and (the victim) had planned all week to go out after school” on Oct. 15, the report states. Trevino reportedly told police that he had picked up the victim after school and had driven to a secluded area on Complex Road “where he assumed no one would be."
Trevino reportedly told police that he had called a halt to the encounter because he knew the victim’s age “and did not want to get into any trouble.”
The victim was reportedly interviewed on Oct. 18 and revealed that sexually explicit photos had been sent between the victim and Trevino.
Officers conducted a search of the house where Trevino was staying and recovered six cellular phones, a laptop, several CDs and a letter, the records state. The report indicates that police “discovered a series of photographs of females, appearing to be young age, in various states of nudity.”
Trevino has been charged with pandering involving a child, a felony that carries a potential 3-10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000, and a second charge of sexual indecency with a child, a felony that carries a potential term of up to six years in prison.