Knox County man arrested on Southwest Virginia child porn charges

Corey Parton (source: Knox County Detention Center)
Corey Parton (source: Knox County Detention Center)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A Knox County man was arrested Thursday afternoon on child porn charges out of Southwest Virginia.

Corey Parton, 27, had been indicted by a grand jury in Russell County, Virginia, on 23 counts of producing, conspiring and possession of child pornography on November 14. He was arrested at his girlfriend’s house on Brown Gap Road in Knox County on Thursday afternoon. He lives in Powell.

Parton is being held at the Knox County Detention Facility until he can be extradited to Virginia. He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes assault, public intoxication, DUI and possession of marijuana.

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