On March 29, troopers from the Maine State Police arrested Jared Moody, 37, of Skowhegan, on charges that he was in possession of sexually explicit material featuring children under the age of 12.

According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, Moody, a case manager for Direct Community Care, came to the attention of police thanks to a tip.

McCausland said members of the State Police ‘s computer crime unit searched Moody’s residence off Route 201 in Skowhegan Wednesday and seized several devices from the residence.

A preliminary analysis of Moody's computer revealed hundreds of files depicting child pornography, McCausland said.  It won't be known if any of the children depicted are from Maine until forensic analysis is completed on Moody’s devices, McCausland added. Homeland Security Investigations assisted State Police with the investigation. Moody was arrested without incident and taken to the Somerset County Jail, McCausland said.