Cybertip leads to Weeping Water arrest

WEEPING WATER -  A Weeping Water man is accused of possession of child pornography following an investigation by the Nebraska Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Lincoln.

Court records say the Nebraska State Patrol received a cybertip in September of 2019 regarding an online account linked to  a Weeping Water address.

An arrest affidavit says investigators located a laptop computer containing five files portraying child pornography. The state patrol links the laptop to 39-year-old Thomas Anderson.

The affidavit says Anderson told investigators he had used the computer in 2019 for research on a paper he was writing about online security. He said he did not possess pornographic images and he had stopped using the laptop in 2019.

 

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