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This list contains information on famous people caught with child pornography, loosely ranked by fame and notoriety. Believe it or not, several celebrities have been arrested for possessing child porn. Some of these famous people pled guilty to the charges while others were later acquitted of the crime. Several celebrities even spent time in jail for having child porn.

Who is the most famous person caught with underage pornography? Jeffery Jones tops our list. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off actor Jeffrey Jones was arrested for possessing child pornography in 2003. In 2001, police stated that they found materials that appeared to depict children engaged in sexual activity in Paul Reubens's home. Three years later, the actor plead guilty to misdemeanor possession of an obscene image, which he claimed was part of a vintage photograph collection.

In 2002, R. Kelly was accused of making a sex tape with an underage female. Six years later, he was acquitted on all charges. In 2003, Pete Townshend was cleared of child pornography charges that stemmed from his credit card being used on a child porn website. "I was trying to prove that credit card companies were taking money for child porn websites. I didn’t enter a website, I didn’t look at images. A couple of us were campaigning and we gave it up in the end because it seemed so futile," he said.

Are you surprised that so many celebrities have been caught with child pornography? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

Jeffrey Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Caught with Child Pornography
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Ferris Bueller’s Day Off actor Jeffrey Jones was arrested for possessing child pornography in 2003.

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Jeffrey Duncan Jones is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus, Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice. Jones' career started in Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, advanced to London and Broadway, before leading to a series of character acting roles in film and television, which often capitalized on Jones' deadpan delivery of characters in unusual situations to comic effect. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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Paul Reubens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Caught with Child Pornography
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In 2001, police stated that they found materials that appeared to depict children engaged in sexual activity in Paul Reubens's home. Three years later, the actor plead guilty to misdemeanor possession of an obscene image.

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Paul Reubens is an American actor, writer, film producer, game show host, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings in the 1970s and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor. In 1982, Reubens put up a show about a character he had been developing for years. The show was called The Pee-wee Herman Show and it ran for five sold-out months with HBO producing a successful special about it. Pee-wee became an instant cult figure and for the next decade Reubens would be completely committed to his character, doing all of his public appearances and interviews as Pee-wee. In 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure, ...more

Age: 65

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America

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R. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Caught with Child Pornography
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In 2002, R. Kelly was accused of making a sex tape with an underage female. Six years later, he was acquitted on all charges.

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Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, rapper and former professional basketball player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play. He is known for a collection of major hit singles including "Bump N' Grind", "Your Body's Callin'", "I Believe I Can Fly", "Gotham City", "Ignition", "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time", "The World's Greatest", "I'm a Flirt", and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet". In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I ...more

Age: 51

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

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Jared Fogle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Caught with Child Pornography
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Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to over 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography and sex crime charges in 2015.

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Jared S. Fogle, also known as the Subway Guy, is a spokesman employed by Subway in its advertising campaigns. He is known for his significant weight loss, now known as the "Subway diet", attributed to eating Subway sandwiches, which led to his role promoting the company. ...more

Age: 40

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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