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Tallahassee man arrested on child porn charges

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Published: Nov. 10, 2016 at 7:07 PM EST
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

November 10, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – A Tallahassee man, who is also a registered sex offender, has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Thursday, agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Thomas Allen Benton, 70, of Tallahassee.

FDLE agents executed a search warrant at Benton’s residence on Thursday morning and recovered several pieces of digital evidence.

An initial review of files revealed child pornography and video files which depicted the sexual abuse of children under the age of 11, FDLE says.

Benton was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography and booked into the Leon County Jail.

Anyone with additional information concerning Thomas Allen Benton victimizing children is asked to contact FDLE Special Agent Clint Beam at (850) 410-7640.