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      Convicted sex offender arrested for violating parole

      Franklin W. Petering, 64, was taken into custody by the Boone County Sheriffâ??s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force
      A Harrisburg man was arrested Tuesday for violating his parole on child porn charges.

      Franklin W. Petering, 64, was taken into custody by the Boone County Sheriff??s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force after his home was searched.

      During the search authorities seized two computers, and other items of evidence.

      Petering was released from prison on parole in September 2011, after being found guilty of promoting child pornography in 2004.

      In March, investigators were made aware that Petering was visiting pornographic internet sites, some of which are suspected to involve underage children.

      Petering was arrested on an outstanding warrant for violating the conditions of his parole, and for suspicion of failing to register as a sexual offender for allegedly not disclosing his on-line identities.

      He is currently in the Boone County Jail with no bond for the parole violation.