Woman accused of taking nude photos of spray tanners charged with possessing child porn


(TOM) FOLLOWING UP WITH WHAT’S CALLED AN “IMPROPER PHOTO” INVESTIGATION IN ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY – MICHELLE PUTNAM FACES NEW CHARGES TONIGHT OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. WE’VE BEEN COVERING HER CASE SINCE JULY WHEN INVESTIGATORS DISCOVERED NUDE PICTURES OF WOMEN BEING SPRAY TANNED AT HER CARROLTON APARTMENT. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S JASON MARKS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TODAY TO CONFRONT PUTNAM ON THE CHARGES. (JASON) WE WERE THERE AS SHE WAS WALKED OUT OF THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO A SHE DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY. ACTUALLY SHE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE DIDN’T SEE HER FACE. (JASON MARKS) (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT SHERIFF’S OFFICE) “ANYTHING TO THE PEOPLE IN THE TANNING SALONS” MICHELLE PUTNAM COULDN’T JUST SLAPPED ON 9 COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF CHILD PORN TO THE ALREADY 16 COUNTS SHE WAS FACING. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT SHERIFF’S OFFICE) “WE FOUND THAT SHE HAD A NUMBER OF GOOGLE DROP BOXES AND WE GOT THE CONTENTS OF THOSE BOXES BACK AND AND THERE WERE A NUMBER OF PICTURES ASSOCIATED WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY” PUTNAM’S CHARGES STARTED WITH AN INVESTIGATION INTO HER BOYFRIEND GREGORY WACKS. DEPUTIES SAY PUTNAM WAS USING HER SPRAY TANNING BUSINESS TO TAKE NAKED PHOTOS OF WOMEN AND TEENAGERS WITH A HIDDEN CAMERA. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT SHERIFF’S OFFICE) “IT SEEMS LIKE EACH WEEK AS WE PEAL BACK THE LAYER PUTNAM’S CARROLLTON HOME IN JULY SEIZED ELECTRONICS. THEY ALSO SEARCHED HER ON LINE ACCOUNTS. THAT’S WHERE THEY SAY THEY FOUND THE CHILD PORN. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT SHERIFF’S OFFICE) “UNFORTUNATELY OUR INVESTIGATORS HAVE INVESTIGATED A NUMBER OF THESE CASES SO IT IS NOT A SURPRISE US” PUTNAM HAS JUST BEEN EXTRADITED BACK TO ISLE OF WIGHT SHE WAS WANTED AND FOUND HIDING OUT IN KENTUCKY. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT SHERIFF’S OFFICE) SHE WAS ACTUALLY AT GREG WACKS’ PARENTS HOUSE” SHE’S NOW SITTING BEHIND BARS AND THIS INVESTIGATION IS FAR FROM OVER. (LT. TOMMY POTTER/ISLE OF WIGHT SHERIFF’S OFFICE) STILL WAITING FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO COME BACK AND INTERNET PROVIDERS” (JASON) PUTNAM IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND. SHE IS EXPECTED TO BE ARRAIGNED FIRST THING TOMORROW MORNING. JASON MARKS 10 ON YOUR SIDE.

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