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Roswell man taken into custody pending trial on child porn charges

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A Roswell man was remanded into custody Tuesday after a preliminary detention hearing in U.S. Magistrate Court in Las Cruces that found probable cause to move forward with a criminal complaint that charged him with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Dain Adams, 37, of Roswell will remain in custody until his trial, which has not yet been scheduled, according to a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico, which is prosecuting the case.

If convicted on the charges, Adams could face a five to 20 years in prison for distribution of child pornography charges and a maximum of 20 years for possession, the release states.

Adams was arrested Sept. 19 on a criminal complaint after a computer with an IP address subscribed to Adam’s residence allegedly shared pornographic videos back in May with a man who was working undercover as a special agent with the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office. The videos included females whose estimated ages ranged from 8 to 12 years old, according to information contained in the complaint.

The Roswell office of the FBI, the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office took part in the investigation, according to the release.

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A search warrant was executed June 27 on Adams’ residence, where several devices including the computer with the IP address used to allegedly send the child pornography and a laptop belonging to Adams that contained seven videos of child pornography were seized, according to law enforcement.

The case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, an initiative launched in 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse. It is also being pursued as a part of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force’s mission — which is to locate, track and capture Internet child sexual predators and Internet child pornographers in New Mexico.

There are 86 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies associated with the New Mexico ICAC Task Force.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.