New Carlisle man charged with accessing porn on public computer

Monte Hardin, 64, 101 Sunrise Terrance, was arrested on charges of illegal use of a minor in sexually oriented materials after he admitted to accessing child pornography from a public computer.

Hardin accessed more than 70 child porn images from a computer at a senior citizen’s center in New Carlisle, said Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly.

An employee of the center alerted the sheriff’s office to the activity in January, he added, and during an interview into the case, Hardin told detectives he searched for the porn because he was “curious,” according to court records.

Hardin is scheduled to be arraigned on the felony charges in a Clark County Municipal Court Thursday. ALLISON WICHIE

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