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Greenwood ice cream store owner faces child porn charges

Posted: 5:02 PM, Apr 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-12 22:02:34Z
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GREENWOOD — The owner of Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop in Greenwood has been arrested on child pornography charges.

According to the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office and court records, 75-year-old John Cassin of Whiteland faces two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

Cassin was arrested by Greenwood Police following an investigation that began last year.

In a probable cause affidavit, Greenwood Police Officer Brian Swisher said his investigation began on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an agency which alerts law enforcement to reports of sexual exploitation of children on the Internet.

Swisher's investigation took him to a computer file showing a "prepubescent female" leaning back on a chair with her dress pulled up.

The officer traced the file to Cassin's personal computer.

When questioned at his home, Greenwood Police say Cassin admitted to viewing, but not uploading, child porn images on two personal computers for a number of years.

Cassin told police some of the images were of babies.

Police seized the newest computer and were able to determine Cassin's admission was true.

According to its website, the Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop has been in operation for more than 40 years and has been owned by Cassin since 1997.