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Morris to face charges in Gwinnett

Police find child porn on former chamber VP's personal computer

LAWRENCEVILLE - A search of a former Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce vice president's personal computer landed him back in jail, less than three weeks after he was arrested on Virginia charges.

Kevin Scott Morris, 34, now faces five felony counts of sexual exploitation of children, in addition to the 20 counts of child pornography stemming from a images found on a laptop he used as director of Halifax County, Va.'s Industrial Development Authority.

Morris had been released on bond for charges from an investigation by the South Boston Police Department in Virginia, but he turned himself in to the Gwinnett County Detention Center Monday. A bond of $82,500 was set for the Gwinnett case.

Gwinnett Police Department spokesman Darren Moloney said forensic detectives found "numerous files and images containing sexually explicit visual media of children under the age of 18" on Morris' personal computer.

Officials said no images were found on computers he used at the Gwinnett chamber, where he served as economic development director for the past year, and the Newton chamber, where he served as president from May 2004 to September 2005.

Morris, who has not responded to requests for comment, was arrested at the Duluth chamber building Jan. 17 and extradited to Virginia to face the charges. He was released on bond and allowed to return to Georgia.

The day Morris went back to jail was also the first day at work for his replacement at the chamber, Suwanee Mayor Nick Masino.