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Police arrest W. Va. man on child porn charges after ship docks in Charleston

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A West Virginia man was arrested by the Charleston Police Department after a cruise ship he was on docked in Charleston. 

Eric Jason Blankenship was charged with one count of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. 

Bond was set at $100,000. Blankenship was also ordered to stay away from children and not allowed to have internet access. 

Authorities say Blankenship's arrest stems from an investigation into a report that he received child pornography. 

According to a report, when authorities learned Blankenship was on a cruise, police detained him when he arrived in Charleston on July 16. 

Investigators say multiple images containing child pornography were discovered on his phone. 

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