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Crime & Courts

Cary man accused of possessing child pornography

Sean M. Keady, 25, of the 400 block of Redwood Drive, Cary
Sean M. Keady, 25, of the 400 block of Redwood Drive, Cary

Police on Thursday arrested a Cary man accused of possessing multiple pornographic images of young girls.

Sean M. Keady, 25, of the 400 block of Redwood Drive, is charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.

Each count carries a potential six- to 30-year prison sentence if convicted.

Keady’s arrest was the result of an almost yearlong police investigation, according to a news release the Cary Police Department sent Friday.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force notified Cary officers in March about a social media account sharing photos believed to contain child pornography, according to the release.

Police used search warrants to seize Keady’s electronic devices, which were sent to the FBI’s Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory.

A forensic search of Keady’s devices uncovered numerous photos containing child pornography, according to the release.

Keady turned himself in Thursday at the Cary Police Department and was released after posting $10,000 bail.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 21.

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