Police trace child porn Twitter account to Layton man, find hundreds more files

John Adam White was booked into the Davis County Jail on eight charges of sexual exploitation of a minor after police served a search warrant at his residence and hound hundreds of child pornography files on November 1, 2018. (Booking photo courtesy of Davis County Sheriff's Office)

(KUTV) — A Davis County man was taken to jail on Thursday after a search of him home revealed hundreds of child pornography files, court documents state.

John Adam White was booked into the Davis County Jail on Thursday. He faces eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and is held on a $100,000 bond.

An investigator with the Utah Crimes Against Children Task Force said in a statement of probable cause for White's arrest that he had originally been made aware of White in connection with a Twitter account back in August.

The Twitter account was reported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as possibly containing child pornography content.

The investigator reviewed the account and traced it back to a phone number registered to White.

About a week prior, the Layton Police Department took a report about White from a person who shared his residence, who'd discovered possible child pornography search terms on White's computer.

A search warrant was served for information about the Twitter account believed to be operated by White, through which investigators were able to trace the account back to White and his residence in Layton.

On Thursday, members of the child exploitation task force served a search warrant at White's residence, uncovering hundreds of images of child pornography on White's phone, court documents state.

White was taken into custody and $100,000 bail was requested "due to the amount of images found during investigation."

A date for White's initial court appearance had not yet been set on Thursday.


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