Former UNA student charged with 289 counts of child pornography

Managing Editor Karah Wilson

John Wise, former UNA student, was arrested and charged March 7 with 289 counts of child pornography.

After receiving a cyber tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in February, police began an investigation.

The tip led to the issue of a warrant for multiple of Wise’s electronic devices. Detectives discovered the 289 images after searching the devices.

Possession of child pornography is a class C felony.

Wise is at the Lauderdale Detention Center with a bond set at $1.5 million.

If found guilty, Wise could face one to 10 years in prison for each of the 289 counts.

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