Virginia man shows up at probation office, arrested again on child porn charges

NORFOLK, Va. -- A register sex offender showed up for a meeting with his probation officer and was locked up, accused of having child pornography on his cell phone.

Court records state that on June 1, Joseph Wills went to the Norfolk Probation office and went through a metal detector, affiliate WTKR reports.

Records state the probation officer took two of Wills’ cell phones and found what appeared to be “prepubescent white female posing for a picture with her bare chest exposed and no pants or underwear on.”

The Norfolk Police Department said they were contacted by the Norfolk Probation and Parole Office on June 1 and a formal police report was filed.

Joseph Wills

Police said on June 9, the 33-year-old was charged with the following felonies:

  • Possession of using communication system for procuring child pornography (4 counts)
  • Using communication system for procuring child pornography (one count)
  • Probation Violation via Office of Probation and Parole (based on above charges)

Wills was convicted of taking indecent liberties with children in September of 2004 and was in trouble with authorities for failing to register as a sex offender in March 2006, January 2012 and December 2014.

He is being held in the Virginia Beach Jail without bond.