Evans man arrested in child porn case

Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:43 PM
Last updated 9:50 PM
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An Evans man was arrested Wednesday, accused of having child pornography on his laptop.

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David Anthony Alexan­der, 36, of Skeeter Lane, was charged with possession of computer pornography as part of Operation Guarding Innocence. The three-month investigation, coordinated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, targeted 98 people statewide.

On April 11, authorities searched Alexander’s former residence on Belair Drive, which he shared with his mother, according to Co­lum­bia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. A computer seized had nothing of interest to investigators.

Alex­ander was tracked to Skee­ter Lane. Inves­tigators got his consent to search his laptop, where they reportedly found several files containing child porn. Inves­tigators took possession of the computer.

Alex­ander surrendered Wednesday within an hour after deputies contacted his mother, according to Mor­ris.

He was released from the Colum­bia County Detention Cen­ter early Thursday after posting $15,100 bond, according to jailers.

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