Tallahassee, FL (August 14, 2019) – Police arrested a 42-year-old man with 10 counts of aggravated possession of child pornography after they received tips about the crime.
Google received tips from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in March and detected that child pornography was being sent from a Gmail account that belongs to Thomas Laverty.
Laverty’s IP address was identified as the one that had sent the child pornography. Two others were detained with Laverty and told police that they were aware of past accusations that he had owned child pornography. They said that he sometimes used a black Samsung cell phone to send it.
This past week, police received a warrant on Laverty’s home and retrieved the cell phone, which had approximately six images and videos of child pornography.
Police continue their investigation at this time.
Tallahassee Child Pornography Possession Laws
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