- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (AP) - A Virginia minister has been arrested in connection to an ongoing child pornography investigation.

Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Lt. Tommy Potter tells local news outlets that 48-year-old Christopher Alan Hogge was arrested Monday on eight counts of distribution of child pornography.

Hogge has been the pastor at Battery Park Baptist Church in Smithfield since 2001 and is also the director of social services for the city of Franklin. Potter says Hogge regularly works with children in both jobs.

Investigators received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an Internet account in Isle of Wight County had accessed a social media account where child pornography was stored.

Potter says Hogge was downloading the pornography and distributing it to other people.

It’s unclear if Hogge has an attorney.

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