A man from the town of Jefferson has been arrested and charged with Possession of Child Pornography.

Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the State Police Computer Crimes Unit arrested 51-year-old Vincent Maltese at his home Tuesday morning. An initial review of his computer and other electronic devices turned up hundreds of images of child porn, according to Police. The equipment was seized and will be further analyzed at the lab's offices in Vassalboro.

Maltese was taken to Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset, where he was later freed on bail. He's due to make his first court appearance in April. Police were led to investigate his computer usage after receiving a tip.