Winkler County News Editor Denied Bond

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Kermit man stays in federal custody after being charged with posession of child pornography.

During a detention hearing for 61-year-old Richard McLaughlin, a federal judge denied bond for the editor of the Winkler County News.

Last week, the FBI served search warrants on McLaughlin's home and office.

Two days later, a federal judge issued an arrest warrant after investigators found videos of young boys performing sexual acts.

According the U.S. Attorneys Office, the investigation is ongoing and the FBI continues to examine evidence taken from McLaughlin's computers.