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Man accused of downloading porn at library appears in court

Johnnie Cook (Source: Dearborn County Jail) Johnnie Cook (Source: Dearborn County Jail)
AURORA, IN (FOX19) -

A homeless man who is accused of downloading and printing child pornography on a library computer appeared in court on Wednesday.

Bond for Johnnie R. Cook, 58, was set at $150,000. He pleaded not guilty to 30 counts of Possession of child pornography, a class D felony and one count of theft, a class D felony.

An Aurora cop was checking for squatters at Manchester landing when he found a person had set up a temporary home in the basement of the utility building.

Officers say the suspect had 300 pieces of child pornography next to his bed that he'd download at the Lawrenceburg library.

"We're talking about hard core, very young children in very graphic sexual positions," said Dearborn County prosecutor Aaron Negangard.

The officers say they also found 18 pairs of children's panties, rope, colored pencils with cutouts of children, adult pornographic material, note pads with several child pornography sites, magazine clippings of juvenile females, 92 pages of stories involving child sex stories, a note book with hand written child sex stories, and hand drawn images of naked men and women.

"Its disturbing that anybody would be looking at this material. Its disturbing that anybody would make this material. But the fact that, to collect it, collect the quantity, its very disturbing," said Negangard

Cook returned to this location and was questioned by police and was arrested.

Officer Halbig observed that Cook has a tattoo on his left arm of two cherries with the words "I like to pop" above it. Cook stated he got that tattoo when he was younger.

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