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Local man accused of possessing child pornography

Preston Smith, 22
Preston Smith, 22(KBTX)
Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 11:19 AM CDT
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BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas (KBTX) - A Brazos County man is under arrest after state authorities say they found child pornography in his cloud storage.

The Texas Attorney General’s Criminal Investigations Division received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children via a Cyber Tipline Report.

The NCMEC Cyber Tipline Report was generated when a cloud storage application reported a user for uploading multiple images of child pornography.

Authorities went to Preston Smith’s home Wednesday and arrested him. The 22-year-old was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.

Investigators say the cloud storage account contained more than 1600 pornographic images and say many of them were child pornography.

According to online records, Preston resides in Bryan. He’s in jail on bonds totaling $36,000.

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