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New Albany Man Facing Child Pornography Charge

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- An Air Force contractor accused of downloading child pornography thousands of times over the last 10 years was arrested on Friday in New Albany.

William Gebel admitted to investigators during a search of his Hill Gail Drive home that he obtained and viewed approximately 10,000 videos and images of child pornography during the past decade.

Friday's search occurred after a three month investigation into Gebel's alleged criminal activities. Members of the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force seized computers, televisions, and media storage devices from Gebel's home.

Gebel faces a felony charge of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. He was transported to the Franklin County Jail after his arrest.

Gebel works as a contractor for the U.S. Air Force. Details about his duties have not been released.
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