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Man arrested for downloading child pornography

Leonard Scott Yost (Photo courtesy of Onslow County Sheriff's Office)

A Hubert man has been arrested and charged with downloading child pornography of children as young as 3 years old.

Leonard Scott Yost, 29, was charged with three counts each of second degree and third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, the Onslow County Sheriff's Office reported.

An Internet Crimes Against Children detective was notified by the State Bureau of Investigation on April 4 that the SBI was looking into Yost for downloading child pornography. ICAC conducted its own investigation, securing a search warrant that was served at Yost's Parnell Road home on April 26, resulting in the seizure of child pornography.

The Jacksonville Daily News reported that warrants in the case reveal Yost is alleged to have received videos of children approximately 3-to-7 years old performing oral sex, having oral sex performed on them, and having sex with adults.

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Yost was booked into the Onslow County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.

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