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Student faces porn charges

Staff writer

Bane L. Spurlin, a Goessel high school senior, member of this year’s golf team, and FFA participant, was charged Thursday with four counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

County attorney Joel Ensey said the charges stemmed from an investigation that unfolded over time.

Multiple search warrants were issued over a few weeks for Spurlin’s social media accounts and cell phone records, he said.

Investigators found multiple pornographic images of children younger than 18 engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The complaint against Spurlin lists offense dates of July 18 and 26, Aug. 24, and Nov. 2. Those are the dates Spurlin accessed the pornographic images, Ensey said.

Ensey declined to comment on whether the juveniles in the photos were local.

Last modified April 21, 2022