Man accused of sending child porn

A 38-year-old Oak Harbor man is being held in jail after he was accused of sending child pornography over an online messaging application Kik, according to court documents.

Prosecutors charged William T. Meyers in Island County Superior Court May 27 with two counts of possession of depiction of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree and one count of sending or bringing into the state depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct in the first degree.

The police report on the case states the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified Oak Harbor police that Kik discovered a user had shared seven images of child porn with a user in another state.

The company is able to identify child porn files through an algorithm.

A detective wrote that the images were of children who appeared to be from about 4 to 12 years old.

The police identified Meyers through the IP address, the report states.

Meyers appeared in court May 22. The judge set his bail at $100,000.

If convicted of the charges against him, he could face up to six years and three months in prison under the standard sentencing range.

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