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December 18, 2014

Jacksonville man arrested on child pornography charges

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Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:55 pm | Updated: 5:00 pm, Tue Jul 22, 2014.

A 49-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography.

According to Sgt. Steve Jarrett, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Public Safety, the Alabama Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crimes Unit searched a home in Jacksonville based on a warrant agents obtained.

The suspect remained in the Calhoun County Jail on Tuesday on $100,000 bond, according to a release from the department.

Chris Robertson, commander of the Calhoun and Cleburne County Drug Task Force, said five more people —   three women and two men —   were arrested at the residence and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“During the search they started finding the drugs and called us,” said Robertson.

According to the commander, the task force found what appeared to be methamphetamine.  

The Star typically withholds the identities of those charged with sex crimes unless they are convicted or plead guilty, because the stigma associated with such charges can linger even if the charges are dropped or the suspect is exonerated.

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