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A self-described "third-generation nudist" allegedly told police the child porn on his cellphone was actually "legal nudist pictures."

Donald Herbert Webb Jr., 68, whose address is listed as Room 120 of the Motel 6 on 323 Arsenal Road in Manchester Township, allegedly told police he would view the images of child porn and "pass them along," charging documents allege.

Webb is charged with 10 counts each of disseminating photographs of child sex acts, possession of child pornography and criminal use of a communications facility, court records state.

The allegations: State police say that between Dec. 26, 2013, and Sept. 22, 2016, they received about 50 CyberTips about images of child pornography being shared on Twitter and KIK, a messenger app for cellphones. CyberTips is run by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Investigators identified Webb as a suspect and were able to connect him to a post office box in Lancaster County and to a temporary residency at the Motel 6, according to charging documents.

Police picked him up at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 on an outstanding bench warrant from Lancaster County and took him to the state police barracks in York, where he agreed to speak with troopers about the CyberTips, documents state.

Webb told officers that he was a "third-generation" nudist and that his father, grandfather and all of their families were nudists as well, police said.

He told police that he uses Twitter and KIK to view and share images from other "nudists" on the internet, documents allege.

When Webb was told that his accounts were flagged for having pictures of nude children on them, he said the images were legal because he was a nudist and he was just sharing and viewing images from other nudists, police said. He called them "legal nudist pictures," documents state.

Troopers told Webb that some of the pictures of children were sexual, according to the charging documents. Webb replied that he would sometimes receive images like that and sometimes he would share them — but he wasn't "into" those kind of pictures, police said.

He gave troopers permission to search his phone, and investigators found images of children in "sexual situations," documents state.

Police say they found 10 pictures on his phone featuring boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 13.

Additionally, Webb admitted to using KIK under the name "redbaron1948," which was a KIK account reported by the CyberTips, according to police. Webb also admitted to having multiple Twitter accounts that were connected to his cellphone number, which was later discovered to be the same phone number reported in the CyberTips, charging documents allege.

Arrest: Webb's Lancaster County bench warrant was for a financial incident from 12 years ago, police said. That also had a parole violation tied to it, documents state.

After the child porn was discovered on his phone, Webb was taken to central booking to wait for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office to take him to be arraigned on his bench warrant, documents state.

State police filed the child porn charges Feb. 21, and Webb was arraigned on those charges March 2 at District Judge Jeffrey L. Oberdorf's office, according to online court records. Oberdorf set bail at $25,000.

However, Webb was taken to Lancaster County Prison for a parole violation, according to a Lancaster County Prison official.

It is unclear if Webb has an attorney.

His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. March 15 at Oberdorf's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.

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