A Lenoir City man is facing a charge of sexual exploitation of
a minor after an investigation headed by Loudon County Sheriff's Office investigators and the
Blount County Hi-Tech Evidence and Technology unit lead to his arrest Monday.
Reppond, 50, was downloading child pornography, according to a LCSO press release by Sheriff Tim
Guider, and is being held on $40,000 bond. After a
search warrant was issued, investigators found hard drives, thumb drives, discs and other items, including a substance believed to be
marijuana Monday at Reppond's 1305 East First Avenue residence.
Reppond admitted to downloading child pornography on his computer, according to
Sexual exploitation of a minor is a felony charge,
according to the release, and sentences can range from two to 12 years in prison.