The Delaware Child Predator Task Force has gotten a 144-felony-count indictment from a grand jury against a Newark man for sex offenses against children.
43-year-old John Figura has been charged with rape, sexual exploitation of a child, and dealing in child pornagraphy. In December 2012, the Child Predator Task Force arrested Figura following an investigation into the distribution of child pornography. On March 18, he was charged with 25 counts of dealing in child porn. The Delaware Attorney General's Office says that further investigation by the task force of the hundreds of thousands of files that contained child pornography found that Figura had about 100 images that he'd produced. The images were of three elementary-school-aged girls that investigators say Figura knew.
The grand jury in New Castle County handed down the indictment on November 25. The indictment charges Figura with 71 counts each of sexual exploitation of a child for producing child pornography and dealing in child pornography. He's also been charged with single counts of second-degree rape and unlawful sexual contact. Figura has been held on $1.5 million bond since his December 19, 2012 arrest.
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