Providence man arrested on child porn charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A man previously arrested for soliciting a teen girl for sex was taken into custody Friday for possession of child pornography.

David J. Harris, 60, of Providence, was arrested at his Governor Street apartment by members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Harris was previously arrested April 1 on charges of indecent solicitation and third-degree sexual assault. According to police, he met a 14-year-old on a dating website, picked her up from her Foster home, and performed a sex act on her at his home.

While executing a search warrant in that case, police seized digital media containing images and video of child pornography from the home, which led to Friday’s arrest warrant.

At the time of his arrest in April, Harris was head of the Blackstone Chess Club.

Harris is scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Sixth Division District Court.

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