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Officer arrested for child porn on state issued laptop

Anthony Nicholas Tremonte. Photo Source: Jackson County Jail. Anthony Nicholas Tremonte. Photo Source: Jackson County Jail.

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - Another Mississippi law enforcement officer has been arrested for allegedly keeping child porn on his state issued laptop. Anthony Nicholas Tremonte, 31, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography.

On Friday, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department's Tri County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched Tremonte's home on Moreton Place in Ocean Springs and seized the laptop. What officers found on that computer led to Tremonte's arrest five days later.

Tremonte was a law officer with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Investigators said he resigned from the job shortly after being told of the felony charge against him. Wednesday morning, he faxed a resignation letter to DMR's office.

Tremonte is currently being held in the Jackson County Adult Detention Center under a $50,000 bond. Sheriff Mike Byrd said the case will be presented to the grand jury when their investigation is finished.

Tremonte faces between five and 40 years in prison if convicted.

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