Mysterious drifter jailed for child pornography

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 01:32 PM.

According to Brett Johnson, investigator with the sheriff’s office, McGovern told the officers that he had bail money in his RV, and that if he could bond out, he would leave town.

Varnes told McGovern that police officials would have to accompany McGovern on a return visit to this RV.

Johnson said McGovern responded by saying that it was OK with him if they followed him inside his vehicle, but cautioned them not to be alarmed when they entered the recreational vehicle because he was a “naturalist,” a term often used to describe nudists. He also advised the officers that the camper contained several nude photographs, Johnson said.

When the officers escorted McGovern to his camper, parked near 10 Foot Hole, they observed an extensive collection of photographs of nude minor children.

“They were everywhere, every cabinet, every wall, every ceiling, everywhere,” said Johnson. “There was not an inch of that camper that did not have a nude photograph on it.”

The vehicle was later towed to the sheriff’s office where two search warrants were executed. After the execution of the warrants McGovern was charged Friday with 10 counts of child pornography, which are second degree felonies.

Because they are felonies, investigators are empowered to obtain a DNA sample that could be used to determine if McGovern is connected with any unsolved crimes. Johnson took steps Monday to pursue the DNA sampling.

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