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Registered sex offender arrested on child porn charges

Richard Hood Jr. was arrested Monday on child porn charges.

EMMET COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A convicted sex offender was arrested Monday on charges related to possession of child porn and firearms.

On Wednesday, August 29, Emmet County Sheriff's Deputies got a tip that a registered sex offender had child porn and guns, Sheriff Pete Wallin said.

Detectives began investigating 47-year-old Richard Hood Jr. of Harbor Springs.

Hood's home and workplace were both searched and a warrant was obtained for his computers and cell phones.

A twelve count felony warrant was issued and Hood was arrested on Monday, Wallin said.

Hood was arraigned on eight counts of possession of child sexually abusive material, two counts of using a computer to commity a crime, one count of firearm possession by a felon and one count of felony firearm.

His bond was set at $200,000 cash or surety and he's still lodged in the Emmet County Jail.

Hood was convicted in 1999 of first degree criminal sexual conduct (person under thirteen) and is a lifetime registered sex offender.

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