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CROWN POINT — More than 100 photos of suspected child pornography were allegedly found by police on cell phones belonging to a registered sex offender in Lake Station, according to court records.

Freddie A. Forsythe Jr., 43, was charged Tuesday in Lake Criminal Court with two counts of child pornography possession, both felonies.

A detective with Indiana State Police received a tip in May that a lewd photo of a young girl was uploaded to an email account associated with a cell phone number registered to Forsythe, a registered sex offender convicted in 2002 for child solicitation, a Class D felony, in Porter County, records state.

The photo was also distributed using an internet service provider registered to Forsythe's mother.

Police executed a search warrant Dec. 7 at Forsythe's home in the 2700 block of Arizona Street. Forsythe's mother told police her son was not home, but he was found hiding in his mother's room.

Police recovered three cell phones during a search of the mother's room. An examination revealed two of the phones contained 119 photos of suspected child pornography, including photos of children engaged in sexual acts with adults, records state.

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Forsythe served two years in prison for his child solicitation conviction in Porter County, court records state. He served an additional six months in jail after he failed to register as a sex offender in 2004.

A warrant was issued Tuesday for Forsythe's arrest, authorities said.

His surety bond is $50,000, records state.

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Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.