A Central Point man faces 15 child pornography charges after an online investigation by police in Southern Oregon and Colorado.

A Central Point man faces 15 child pornography charges after an online investigation by police in Southern Oregon and Colorado.

Central Point police arrested Christopher Keith Eells, 21, of the 6700 block of Old Stage Road, on Tuesday and lodged him in Jackson County Jail on $750,000 bail. He posted bail Wednesday and was released.

Eells is charged with 15 accounts of first-degree and second-degree encouraging child sexual abuse.

Police say his computer was part of an investigation of people who had been exchanging videos and images online depicting the rape and sexual abuse of children. They say they connected Eells to an online account with the user name “christophere1113.”

Central Point police Sgt. Josh Moulin of the region's High-Tech Crimes Task Force declined to say exactly what police found on Eells' computer, citing the ongoing investigation, which began about a year ago.

— Teresa Thomas