‘Another predator off the street’: Man charged with 20 counts of child porn possession

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GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 31-year-old man is charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography, according to deputies.

William Kent Van Huss, of Manakin-Sabot, was taken into custody after authorities executed a search warrant in the 1200 block of Holly Lane around 6 a.m. Tuesday.

While executing the search, Goochland Sheriff Steven Creasey says “several items, computers, laptops, several different digital items were discovered and were taken. On a preliminary search, there were several images found that were very disturbing of children.”

Goochland Sheriff Steven Creasey

There is “no indication of local victim involvement,” Creasey added.

Van Huss is being held at Henrico County Jail without bond.

“It is very fluid at this time and I do see further charges coming,” Creasey said.

Creasey told 8News he’s only been the Goochland Sheriff for about a month and says this is the first extreme case he’s had to deal with. But the case also affects him on a personal level.

“Not just as a sheriff of Goochland County but also as a father of an 8-year-old little girl, I’m just glad we got another predator off the street,” Creasey said.

Members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC), including officers from the Virginia State Police, Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office, Henrico County Police, and the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, aided the investigation.

The Goochland County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.

“If we find this out again during other investigations, we’ll put another one behind,” Sheriff Creasey said.

8News has learned that Van Huss lists VCU as his occupation on his apparent Facebook page. His name was also listed under the university’s medical center’s directory. We have reached out to VCU for confirmation.

Anyone with information relative to this case is asked to call (804) 556-5349 or Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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