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Police: Merrill man had child porn on cell phone

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MERRILL (WAOW) – A 21-year-old Merrill man kept “numerous images consistent with child pornography” on a cell phone and was arrested, Merrill police said Tuesday.

Jacob Torkelson was charged in Lincoln County Circuit Court with one count of felony possession of child pornography, according to online records.

Torkelson was arrested Jan. 23 following a search at his home with assistance from state Division of Criminal Investigation agents, police said. He was jailed on a $10,000 cash and signature bond, court records said.

Torkelson's preliminary hearing is set for March 7.

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