Auburn man arrested for possessing child pornography

AUBURN, Ala. – An Auburn man has been arrested on multiple counts of possessing child pornography.

22-year-old Phillip Brantley was arrested Thursday, February 11 from an ongoing investigation by Auburn Police, assisted by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Organization. Brantley was arrested on five felony counts of possession of child pornography.

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. The investigation is ongoing and more charges are anticipated.

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

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