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Auburn man arrested on child pornography charges

Phillip D. Brantley (Source: Auburn Police Department) Phillip D. Brantley (Source: Auburn Police Department)
AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

An Auburn man has been arrested and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, the Auburn Police Division arrested 22-year-old Phillip D. Brantley on felony warrants. 

The arrest is the result of an ongoing investigation by Auburn Police, assisted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Organization.  

An investigation into child pornography being posted on the internet was conducted by Auburn Police utilizing information originating from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Organization. 

Brantley was developed as a suspect, and numerous images of child pornography were retrieved from electronic devices belonging to him  

Five images recovered from his devices were confirmed to be those of victims, not from the Auburn area, who have been identified. 

Brantley was taken into custody at the Auburn Police Division building while appearing in Municipal Court on an unrelated charge. 

He was transported to the Lee County Jail and will be eligible for a $50,000 bond.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges are anticipated.

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