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HURST (CBSDFW) – An associate church pastor has been arrested for possessing child pornography.

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Hurst Police say 78-year-old James Rankin was taken into custody on Thursday after child pornography was found on his computer.

Authorities say Rankin took his computer to a local computer store in Hurst for an unknown reason and employees of the store found the pornography. Employees then notified the police, who then arrested Rankin.

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(credit: Hurst Police Department)

Rankin is an associate pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church in Hurst.

He is charged with Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony.

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His bond has been set at $5,000.