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Tallahassee sex offender arrested for child pornography

11/10/2016
 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement today arrested Thomas Allen Benton, 70, of 1530 Live Oak Drive Apt. C-1, Tallahassee, Florida. Benton, a registered sex offender, is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. 

FDLE agents executed a search warrant at Benton’s residence this morning and several items of digital evidence were recovered for forensic examination. An initial review of files revealed child pornography and video files which depicted the sexual abuse of children under the age of 11.
 
Anyone with additional information concerning Thomas Allen Benton victimizing children is asked to contact FDLE Special Agent Clint Beam at 850-410-7640.

Benton was booked into the Leon County Jail without incident.

For Further Information Contact:
Gretl Plessinger, Molly Best or Steve Arthur
FDLE Office of Public Information
(850) 410-7001