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Tucson man arrested on suspicion of uploading child pornography

Tucson man arrested on suspicion of uploading child pornography

Ted Sheppard

A Tucson man suspected of uploading child pornography was arrested last week after police served a search warrant at his south-side home. 

Ted Sheppard, 46, was booked into the Pima County jail on suspicion of 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, Sgt. Chris Widmer, a Tucson Police Department spokesman said in a news release.

In November, the department's internet crimes against children unit began investigating a tip that someone in the Tucson area was uploading child pornography.

The investigation led police to a home in the 1600 block of West Wood Bridge Court, near South Midvale Park and West Drexel roads. 

When the search warrant was served on Dec. 11, "evidence was located that implicated the sole resident as the suspect involved on the uploading of child pornography," the release said. 

Detectives also found several weapons and potential explosive devices, the release said.

The department's organized crime unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the weapons. 

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