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Short Pump man arrested for child porn

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) – Neighbors that live near John Paul Doolittle have been wondering what's been going on inside of his house for months. They finally got those answers when he was arrested Wednesday on four child pornography counts. It came as a shock to most of those neighbors.

"That's disgusting!" said neighbor, Saida Perez. "I'm sorry. It's really disgusting! Oh my God! My son plays around here! My niece--all the little kids play--for real??"

Her daughter, 20-year-old Lilianna Perez knew Doolittle's son and has even spent time inside the home.

"I'm just surprised. I had no idea...at all!" said Perez. "I'm just shocked! Like, why would you do something like that?"

Neighbors tell us that Doolittle's children were older teenagers but you can clearly see a child's playground set, a child's swing set and even a trampoline in his backyard.

"He has a son and a stepdaughter! I don't understand," said Perez.

The arrest comes after an alleged incident in July of last year. Henrico police say they believe Doolittle distributed or had intent to distribute the underage pornographic materials.

We knocked on his door to give him a chance to explain his side of the story, but no one answered. Doolittle is waiting to go before a judge again. He was released on a $2,500 bond just yesterday.

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