Teen Arrested For Distributing Child Porn

Earlier this month on January 9, administrators at LaGrange High School observed sexually explicit photos of what appeared to be underage juveniles on the cell phones of multiple students at the school.

LaGrange Police were then contacted and detectives assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began looking into the incident.

In the following weeks, police uncovered evidence indicating that a former student, Mason Colby Herren, had posted sexually explicit photographs of a 15-year-old female onto a social media website.

As a result, Herren, age 17, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with distribution of Child Pornography under the Georgia Computer or Electronic Pornography and Child Exploitation Act.

Police say this incident is still under active investigation and anyone with information related to this case is urged to contact the LaGrange Police Department.

If anyone has any further information about this incident, please contact the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603 or Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or text an anonymous tip to 274637, keyword “LAGRANGE.” Anonymous tips can also be submitted online at www. lagrangega.org.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer