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Falls Man Charged with Felony After Child Pornography Found

The following was provided by the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Friday morning, the Cuyahoga Falls Police detective bureau found child pornography was being downloaded in a home at the 2600 block of 3rd street — confirming the suspicions from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Police had a warrant to search the home. 

Eric F. McBride, 43, of Cuyahoga Falls was taken into custody when he was found at the location.

He was charged with two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, both second-degree felonies. Police said a large amount of evidence was collected during the search and further charges are possible after detectives review the evidence.

McBride was booked into the Summit County Jail pending his arraignment on Monday.

Andy Duve March 29, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Dear Patch: while this is newsworthy and gross, it's not a breaking news alert, so don't label it as such in email updates. Something that would be considered breaking news is if they were to actually start building Portage Crossing.
Miranda Terry March 29, 2013 at 08:40 PM
Hmm a child porn case in our community isn't breaking news? Sounds pretty darn important to me!
Dave March 30, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Andy...the Browns will probably win a superbowl before the completion of Portage Crossing!
Scott Gatrell March 30, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Seems a lot more important to know about someone like this living in our community than to be worried about a shopping center being built, unless of course you are a self centered, self serving.......#$$ #@(3
chris conley March 30, 2013 at 02:38 AM
So Falls police also arrest you on the Internet superhighway and not just Route 8? Gosh they are even in your computers and watching what comes across the wires? What a town!
o March 30, 2013 at 04:00 PM
I live a few blocks away from the suspect's reported address and find it VERY newsworthy. We have kids living over here, and going in and out of the library. Thank goodness it was just pictures, not actual missing children. Good job, Patch.
wmfr March 31, 2013 at 01:09 PM
I wish they would get rid of Best of blotter - So lame.
Andy Duve March 31, 2013 at 08:34 PM
As I said, this story is newsworthy and gross. It doesn't however, warrant a breaking news label in my email inbox. That kind of thing should be reserved for Amber alerts, boil alerts, criminals at large, bad weather alerts, etc. Events that need my immediate attention are what I want showing up as a breaking news alert. The police have their man and charged him. And yes Patch did a fine job reporting the story. I have 3 young children and I look out for these dirtbags. I also live a few blocks from the address in the report. This guy wasn't out peeking in people's windows, so there's no reason for me to be on alert. You obviously disagree - but instead of trying to change minds you call people names. Awesome.
John Tussey April 01, 2013 at 12:51 PM
I also think that's newsworthy to people of Cuyahoga Falls! Need to get all the scum bags like that exposed and put away. There is no excuse for child porn and anyone who has anything to do with it is a pariah on society. Those poor kids are forced into that stuff and their innocence is forever lost. Hope that guy meets Bubba during his stay at the GrayBar Hotel so maybe he can understand the feeling of being helpless like those little kids are that he was watching!!

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