Fallon man charged with 265 counts of child pornography possession

Pretrial hearings continue in the case of a 41-year-old Fallon man accused of numerous children sex charges.

Churchill County Justice of the Peace Mike Richards took several motions of the case against Daniel DeWayne Green under submission during a preliminary hearing.

Deputy District Attorney Craig Mingay said Richards is allowing Public Defender Paul Drakulich to write a specific objection to some of the pornographic pictures sheriff deputies found in Green's motor home several months ago.

Green is accused of one count of lewdness with a child under the age of 14, four counts of use of a minor as a subject in the production of pornography, three counts of unlawfully obtaining and using the personal identification of another to harm a person and 265 counts of possession of visual pornography of a person under 16 years of age.

Another hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

Mingay said all evidence against Green was introduced on Friday.

The purpose of the preliminary hearing was to determine if there was enough evidence for Green to be bound over for trial.

Early testimony focused on the two search warrants the Churchill County Sheriff's Office obtained.

The first was to locate Green after learning he provided officers with his brother's name when deputies asked his identity.

Green was wanted on an Oregon warrant.

The second search warrant focused on items officers found at Green's motor home after arresting him.

Sgt. Mark Joseph said the investigation started when the sheriff's office was notified a small boy was at Green's residence.

When talking with Green, authorities were told his name was Tim Green. Law enforcement obtained evidence proving the man was Daniel Green.

After officers forced their way into Green's motor home, they found him hiding under a bed.

Joseph said deputies saw evidence of possible sex crimes in the motor home during the arrest.

The motor home was taken to the police compound yard and searched after a second search warrant was obtained.

Joseph said items the CCSO confiscated included computers, Web cameras, autobiography journals, compact discs, notebooks and a video camera containing a six-minute tape of a small child.

When interviewed by authorities after his arrest, Joseph testified, Green admitted what his name, and added his brother, Tim, was not involved in the ruse.

Sgt. John Moser said he became suspicious Green was lying about his identity and asked him to come to the sheriff's department for fingerprints.

Green, he said, refused, saying he had provided all of the proof needed.

Moser later obtained booking photos of Tim and Daniel Green.

"The person I contacted was not Tim Green," he said.

Deputy John Rowe, the officer who obtained the search warrant, said among the items found were the digital camera and the tape.

The tape, he said, showed a 6-year-old boy, and added the person taking the video zoomed in on the child's behind.

"I thought that was peculiar," Rowe said.

If convicted of the lewdness with a minor charge, Green faces a punishment of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 10 years. On the charge of use of a minor in the production of pornography, if convicted, he could face life in prison with the possibility of parole after five years.

As for using another person's information for an unlawful purpose, Green could look at one to 20 years in prison as well as three to 20 years in prison for using his brother's information to avoid being arrested.

On the 265 counts of possession of child pornography, if convicted, Green faces one to six years in prison on each count.


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