Cedar City man arrested for possession of over 70 images of child pornography

CEDAR CITY — A Cedar City man was arrested Friday and charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after authorities discovered him in possession of over 70 images of child pornography.

Lawrence Herring, of Cedar City, booking photo posted Sept. 12, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Lawrence Herring, of Cedar City, booking photo posted Sept. 12, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

On Aug. 18, 2013, a warrant filed in the Iron County 5th District Court authorized the search of the residence belonging to Lawrence Herring, Iron County Sheriff’s Office Detective Nathan Houchen wrote in a probable cause statement supporting the arrest.

Multiple images believed to be child pornography were detected on Herring’s laptop and other electronic devices during the search, Houchen wrote in the statement. The electronic devices in question were transported to the Dixie State University forensic laboratory where 12 videos and approximately 70 images of child pornography were discovered.

Business papers, personal papers and family photos and videos were also found on the same electronic devices as the alleged child pornography believed to belong to Herring, Houchen said.

Herring was arrested and charged with 10 second-degree felonies for sexual exploitation of a minor; seven of the counts coming from images of child pornography and three counts from video depicting child pornography.

Herring was booked into the Iron County Jail on Friday. His bail is set at $30,000.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • tight magic undies September 16, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Cedar City. Keeping it real.

  • SpellingFreak September 16, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Did this really take a year to arrest him after the warrant was served on August 18, 2013????

  • Caligirl September 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Disgusting!! I’m glad he’s cought! And I hope he never gets out!!

  • Koolaid September 16, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    No images of dogs, horses or other domestic animals?

    • Anti Koolaid September 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

      I’m already visualizing the masking tape over your mouth.

    • Farmer Bown September 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

      Leave my live stock out of this.
      you Disgusting, Sicko

  • Bender September 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Disturbing medial neck skin fold. Common to all pedophiles. Check your mirror.

  • ladybugavenger September 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Sicko… If he had moved to the “crick” where child explotation is the norm and the goverment turns a blind eye to, he may have gotten away with it

    • Koolaid September 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Or voted for Shurtleff who wouldn’t prosecute them.

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