Local man suspected of possessing child porn

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A Durango man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Garelan John Wilson, 63, was arrested Monday at his home in the 2200 block of Main Avenue, said Lt. Ray Shupe, spokesman with the Durango Police Department.

He was being held Friday in the La Plata County jail on $250,000 bail. He is suspected of sexual exploitation of a child, a felony.

Police were tipped off by a medical-care provider who reported seeing child pornography on Wilson’s computer, Shupe said. Police obtained a search warrant and found more than 20 images of boys on the computer, he said.

The images have been circulating on the Internet and are not local victims, Shupe said.

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