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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A cyber tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force led to the arrest of a Rochester man this week in connection with a child pornography investigation.

29-year-old Darith Chan Hin was arraigned in Olmsted County Court today on a single charge of possession of child pornography. It is alleged that numerous videos were found stored on his cell phone depicting young girls around 8 to 10 years old engaged in sexual acts.

Olmsted County ADC photo
Olmsted County ADC photo
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The cell phone, along with computers and hard drives, were seized Wednesday when Rochester Police executed search warrants at three residences in Rochester. Court documents indicate police obtained the warrant based on the cyber tip concerning suspected child sexual abuse materials that were saved to Verizon infrastructure linked to Hin's account. The files were saved to the account between March and May of this year.

Darith Hin criminal complaint - Olmsted County Court
Darith Hin criminal complaint - Olmsted County Court
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The criminal complaint says Hin gave a statement to investigators during which he indicated that he downloaded videos from links he received while participating in group chats on Facebook Messenger. According to the court document, he also stated that he would use the videos for sexual gratification.

Hin was released today from custody with conditions but without bail. He is due back in court on August 8.

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