Cops: Child porn, bondage sites & more found on man's computer

4:05 PM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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Winter Haven, Florida-- A four-month long investigation has ended with an arrest after detectives found child pornography, and a list of passwords to obscene websites considered harmful to minors on a man's computer. 

According to a report from the Winter Haven Police Department, a concerned citizen's tip lead detectives to search 73-year-old Richard Thome's residence on South Lake Cannon Drive back in February.

After seizing his computer, officials say they found multiple, pornographic images of children and the list of passwords to websites that promote young girls, incest, bondage and torture. 

Police learned Thome was spending the summer at his home in Connecticut, but that didn't stop them from getting him behind bars. Winter Haven officers send word to authorities in Connecticut, and they arrested him near Goshen, CT on Monday.

Thome has been charged with 11 counts of possession of child porn, and 26 counts of possession of obscene material harmful to minors. 

Officials say he remains in custody, and awaits extradition back to Florida.


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