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Navy SEAL facing four child porn charges extradited to Virginia

WARNING: This article contains descriptions of sexual acts that some readers may find disturbing.

NORFOLK, Va. - A Navy SEAL facing four charges of child pornography has been extradited to Virginia.

Petty Officer 1st Class Gregory Kyle Seerden was in federal custody in California, but his case was transferred to the federal court system in the Eastern District of Virginia. He made his initial court appearance in Norfolk on Wednesday afternoon, and asked for a court appointed attorney. He's scheduled to be back in court next week.

Gregory Kyle Seerden

In January, a woman told Naval Criminal Investigative Service she was sexually assaulted by Seerden in his hotel room at Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story, court documents say.

Seerden was on temporary duty there and is a member of SEAL Team One based in California, according to court documents.

During the investigation into the alleged sexual assault, investigators searched Seerden's cell phone and say they found 78 images of child pornography, according to the court documents.

“Multiple images depicted prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity to include giving and receiving oral sex, and sexual intercourse. Some images depicted object penetration of prepubescent children and bondage of children. One image included a naked female child beside an aroused dog,” the affidavit states.

Investigators say they also found four videos and one photo that appeared to have been created on Seerden's phone.