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WESTMINSTER, Md. (WUSA9) -- Maryland law enforcement officials say a 24-year-old from Westminster, Md. has been arrested for child porn.

Police say Alex R. Tringali, of the 300 block of Nectar Court, was charged with four counts of distribution of child pornography and 10 counts of possession of child pornography. He is being held on $55,000 bond at the Carroll County Detention Center.

The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began the investigation several months ago after locating a computer sharing what was believed to be child pornography on a file-sharing network, police say. The investigator was able to trace the computer activity back to Tringali's Westminster residence.

During a search of Tringali's home, investigators located digital evidence confirming he was in possession of child pornography and had been distributing it over the internet. In addition, numerous items of digital media to include computers, cameras, CD/DVD's were seized and turned over to computer forensic examiners for further analysis.

The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of police agencies from around the state. Its primary mission is to protect children from computer-facilitated sexual exploitation. The Task Force works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to provide resources to combat these crimes. Additionally, the Task Force provides community awareness campaigns helping to prevent the spread of these crimes through education.

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