A Desert Hot Springs man accused of possessing child pornography was charged with a felony Thursday.

Victor Christopher Lascano, 21, was charged with one count of possessing matter depicting a minor in a sexual act, along with a sentence enhancing allegation of possessing images of a minor under 12 years of age. He is expected to be arraigned sometime Thursday afternoon in Indio.

Lascano was arrested Tuesday morning when detectives with the Desert Hot Springs Police Department, with the assistance of the Riverside County Child Exploitation Team, searched a residence in the 66200 block of Flora Avenue on Tuesday as part of an investigation into possession and dissemination of child sexual abuse material online, authorities said.

He was booked into the John J. Benoit Detention Center, where he was being held in lieu of $150,000 bail.

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