Columbus man who fled after child porn charges returns

COLUMBUS, Neb. (AP) - A 35-year-old Columbus man who fled the area after being charged with having and sharing child pornography has turned himself in, telling a judge he left to see his dying father. Christopher Fleming was charged last month with 16 child pornography counts and an arrest warrant issued, but Fleming could not be found. Fleming turned himself in to Platte County authorities on Tuesday. At a bond hearing on Wednesday, Fleming told a judge that he knew he was wanted by authorities, but fled to Texas to spend time with his dying father. He remains jailed on $500,000 bail. His next court appearance is set for May 30.