The State Police’s Computer Crime Unit arrested a Jefferson man this morning and charged him with possessing child pornography. According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, Vincent Maltese, 51, was arrested at his home at 810 Augusta Road and taken to the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset, where he was later freed on bail. He is charged with possessing sexually explicit material and is due in Wiscasset court on April 27, McCausland said.

Computer Crime investigators conducted an initial review of Maltese’s computer and electronic devices at the house and found hundreds of images of child porn, according to McCausland. That equipment was seized and will be further analyzed at the lab’s offices in Vassalboro.

Investigators went to Maltese’s home after receiving a tip.  He is unemployed, McCausland said,