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Man charged with receiving child porn appears in court

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Peter Jarvis Jr. (Source: Liberty Co. Sheriff's Office) Peter Jarvis Jr. (Source: Liberty Co. Sheriff's Office)
LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) -

On Wednesday, Peter Henry Jarvis Jr. entered the U.S. District Court with his feet shackled together and in handcuffs. He was escorted by U.S. Marshals, but is being held in the Liberty County jail.

Magistrate Judge, G. R. Smith read Jarvis his rights and asked him if he had an attorney or if he need the court to appoint one. Right now, Jarvis is asking for a public defender.

Jarvis' home off Madison Oaks Dr. in Rincon was raided by Homeland Security and U.S. Marshals Tuesday afternoon. Judge Smith said a criminal complaint was filed against him.

WTOC knows one of the charges against Jarvis is the receipt of child pornography, which is a felony. The rest of the case against Peter Jarvis has been sealed.

The U.S. government has filed for a pre trial motion, which will decide whether or not Jarvis will receive bond. That hearing is set for Feb. 11. The case could then go to the grand jury as early as March 5.

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