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Lufkin man accused of having child porn asks for bench trial

Philip Marlow (Source: Angelina County Jail) Philip Marlow (Source: Angelina County Jail)
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin man accused of having nude images of a teenage girl will now be facing a bench trial. The date for the bench trial is still pending at this time.

Philip Jordan Malone, 29, appeared in Judge Paul White’s 159th Judicial District Court for a plea hearing Tuesday morning. Malone waved his right to a jury trial and instead sought a bench trial with White as the presiding judge.

Malone was indicted for third-degree felony possession of child pornography in October of 2015.

Angelina County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Malone on the charge in February of 2016.

Since Malone’s indictment, authorities had a warrant on him. Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said he shared his photo on his Facebook page on a Tuesday. Sanches said the office received a tip and were able to arrest Malone at a home in Huntington the next day.

According to the sheriff's office report, Malone had been sent nude images of a teenage neighbor who is a girl.

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