Mechanicsville man charged with producing, distributing child porn

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Mechanicsville man is accused of producing and distributing child pornography. 

Investigators with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested 45-year-old Derek Lee Short on Feb. 28 and charged him with unlawful creation of the image of another, production of child pornography and distribution of child pornography. 

Authorities executed a search warrant at Short’s residence after they received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

Short was held without bond at the Pamunkey Regional Jail.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (804) 365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. Citizens can also download the “P3 Tips” app for their mobile device to submit their tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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