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Vinton man faces 10 charges including child porn charges

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By Tom Wilmoth

On March 29, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Vinton Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Dewey Brown on East Augusta Ave in Vinton VA.
The search warrant was part of an ongoing investigation by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Approximately 15 items of evidence were seized as a part of the search warrant.
Dewey Edward Brown III was subsequently arrested and transported to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail in Bedford County, where 10 felony warrants were obtained and served for violation of 18.2-374.3 – Use of a communication system to facilitate certain offenses against children, 18.2-374.1 – Production of child pornography and 18.2-370 – Taking indecent liberties with a minor.
This case is ongoing, and if anyone has any information related to this investigation, or any other offenses involving Dewey Brown, they are encouraged to contact investigators at (434) 534-9521.