FOLEY -- A St. Cloud man is charged with 10 felony counts of child pornography.

A criminal complaint filed in Benton County charges 35-year-old Samuel Teachman with five counts of possession of child pornography and five counts of distributing child pornography.

Court records show, authorities began investigating Teachman in August 2016. In March of this year, authorities used a search warrant at Teachman's northeast St. Cloud apartment and confiscated computer equipment and other electronics which contained several videos of children involved in various sex acts.

Teachman told investigators he was doing research to see if his child was in any porn videos. He also admitted to undergoing counseling in 2007 for child pornography. Investigators say Teachman ultimately admitted to downloading the videos.

He's being held in the Benton County Jail.

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