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Florence Man Arrested for 289 Counts of Child Pornography

A Florence man has been arrested for unlawful possession of child pornography.

A Florence man has been arrested for unlawful possession of child pornography.

Back in Feb. 2019, Detective Zach Maxwell of the Florence Police Department received a “cyber-tip” from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (iCAC) regarding the unlawful possession of child pornography. That tip lead to a search warrant being issued and executed on several electronic devices owned by John D. Wise, 23.

During the search of the devices, Detectives found 289 images of Child Pornography. As a result, Detective Maxwell issued warrants for each image.

Wise was arrested on March 7, 2019 for 289 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. His bond is set at $1.5 million. He is currently held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center.

Unlawful Possession of Child Pornography is a Class C felony, punishable by incarceration of one year and one day to ten years in prison for each count.

Courtesy of the Florence Police Department