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Registered sex offender arrested Tuesday on sex abuse charges

A convicted sex offender is behind bars after deputies said he admitted to searching and collecting child pornography.

Posted: Mar. 7, 2018 10:31 AM
Updated: Mar. 7, 2018 4:50 PM

LEBANON, Ore. -- A registered sex offender is facing child sex abuse charges out of Linn County.

Deputies arrested Mark Richard McKuhn Tuesday after an extensive investigation. Deputies said they served a search warrant at a home on N. Second Street after investigating the online distribution of child pornography over the Internet.

They arrested McKuhn, a registered sex offender. He is facing 20 counts of encouraging a child sex abuse and one count of encouraging sex assault of an animal.

Linn County deputies said during an interview, McKuhn admitted to searching for and collecting child pornography over the Internet. He also admitted to using the Internet to connect with minors and obtaining explicit photos of children.

Deputies said McKuhn may face other charges.

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