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McLean Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Police arrested a 41-year-old McLean man on Monday, August 9 and charged him with five counts of possession of child pornography and one count of production of child pornography.

An in-depth investigation began in May after police received a report of a 15-year-old Centreville-area girl who was reported as a runaway. As police investigated this incident, detectives reportedly linked Joshua Gessler of 1310 Nina Court to the girl through a series of online interactions. They believe the girl and Gessler met in person and he allegedly took photos of a sexual nature and transmitted them electronically.