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Ketchikan man arrested on child porn charges

A 34-year-old Ketchikan man was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.

According to the Ketchikan Police Department, local police were contacted by Alaska Bureau of Investigation officers, who along with the Anchorage Police Department were monitoring someone in Ketchikan who allegedly was downloading child pornography.

A team made up of Ketchikan police officers, Alaska State Troopers, the U.S. Marshal Service and Homeland Security served a search warrant at a North Yorktown home, and arrested Ryan Michael Thomas Brown.

Through live video feed, police allegedly obtained and preserved video evidence. Several pieces of computer equipment also were seized.

Brown faces at least three counts of distributing and one count of possessing child pornography. He had his first court appearance Thursday, and Judge Kevin Miller set bail at $25,000 plus a third-party custodian. The public defender agency was appointed to represent Brown.

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