Shannon Lee Bruce

Courtesy of Cochise County jail

A 34-year-old Sierra Vista man was arrested Thursday in connection with charges of sexual exploitation of a minor, police said.

Shannon Lee Bruce was booked into the Cochise County jail and released this morning after his initial court appearance, said Corporal Tim Wachtel, a Sierra Vista Police Department spokesman.

On Jan. 25, police received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of a the digital transfer or a photo showing a juvenile male exposing his genitals. Following extensive follow-up, police served a search warrant at a home in the 5100 block of Galileo Drive Thursday, arresting Bruce in the process.

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