Alachua man arrested on child porn charges


Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:29 a.m.

An Alachua man was arrested Tuesday on allegations he possessed child pornography, the Alachua County Sheriff's Office reported.

Wayne Young Thigpen, 61, of 11608 NW 74th Terrace, was charged after investigators received information that he had videos depicting children and adults involved in sexual activity, ASO spokesman Art Forgey said.

Thigpen was charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Investigators went to Thigpen's home Tuesday morning with a search warrant, according to the arrest report. A forensic preview of Thigpen's computer found more than 30 videos and photos of child pornography. The search was not complete, the report states.

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