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Sheriff's office says it has made the largest child porn bust ever in St. Lucie County

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Two men are under arrest after investigators say they made their largest-ever seizure of child pornography, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's office.

Acting on a tip and using search warrant detectives, along with Port St. Lucie police, raided a home at 780 S.W. Dalton Circle in Port St. Lucie Tuesday, the sheriff's office said.

Richard Kennedy Murphy, 67, and Graydon Andrew Knapp, 61, were taken into custody.

Investigators say Knapp later admitted to possessing digital images of male child pornography.

They say that they also found a large locked case in Murphy's bedroom which contained several thousand printed child pornographic images. Murphy admitted he owned the case and printed male child porn images, the sheriff's office said.

According to St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara, neither man knew the other had child pornography hidden in the home that they shared.

"Part of our investigation will include asking for our public's knowledge of any interaction with children between these two men and our interviewing those children," the sheriff said in a news release.

One of the men's collections contained more than 1,000 printed pages with between 6 and 12 pornographic images on each page, according to the sheriff's office.

Knapp faces 21 counts of possession of child pornography and 21 counts of distribution of child pornography. Murphy faces 20 counts of possession of child pornography. More charges are likely, according to the sheriff.

Murphy's bond was set at $200,000 and Knapp's bond is $420,000.

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