A McIntosh area man was charged yesterday in Polk County District Court with more than a dozen counts of Possessing Pornographic Work Involving Minors.
Lucas Coyle, 24, made his Initial Appearance Wednesday before District Judge Dale Wolf, charged with thirteen counts of the Felony Offense; following an investigation by the State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Officers say the found 37 images and videos following the search of several electronic devices belonging to Coyle, including; a computer laptop, tablet and cell phones. Investigators say some of the materials depicted sexual acts involving very young children, including an infant.
The investigation was based on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Judge Wolf released Coyle on his personal recognizance, with several conditions, including; a signed Waiver of Extradition, no alcohol or drugs, no social media or internet use and no contact with anyone under the age of 18.
Coyle’s next court appearance is scheduled October 23rd.
Although it is not against the law to possess adult pornography, possession of pornography involving children is a Felony in Minnesota; with a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison on every count.