Navy sailor charged with sexual exploitation of children
Christian Henderson, 23, being held without bond
CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. – A Navy serviceman who was stationed at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base is being held without bond after he was indicted on a charge of sexual exploitation of children.
Christian Henderson, 23, was booked Friday into the Camden County Jail.
According to an arrest affidavit, the criminal case against Henderson began last October when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation cybercrimes unit began to suspect Henderson was downloading child pornography from a porn site.
Investigators said they traced the downloads back to Henderson's residence on the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
Henderson allowed agents to search his computers and cellphones for child porn while he used the restroom and when he came back out, the agents noticed he was acting suspicious so they called Naval Criminal Investigative Service agents to help, according to the affidavit.
The court document says Henderson admitted to NCIS agents that while he was in the bathroom, he deleted child pornography from his phone and that there may still be some images he didn't get to, and he also admitted to investigators that he not only downloaded and saved child porn, he also sent photos and videos to a website called Chatstep.
Investigators said they didn't find child pornography on Henderson's home computer, but they did find it on another cellphone he owned.
When investigators asked why he downloaded the videos, he told them curiosity had gotten the best of him.
According to the affidavit, Henderson told investigators that he would watch video of children from ages 10 and up and also admitted that he may have more video files at his mother's house in California.
Sources told News4Jax that Henderson is still in the Navy, but it's unclear for how long since he's facing a felony charge.
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