A Benton man faces child pornography charges after police say they discovered thousands of images on his computer.

Joseph Hood, 30, is charged with possession of child pornography, according to a news release Thursday afternoon.

The arrest came after investigators, including the FBI, searched his home at 21 Pleasant Drive on Thursday morning.

Hood's bail was set at $750 and he is prohibited from having contact with anyone under age 16. He also cannot use computers or data storage devices, according to police.

Hood's computer will be subject to further examination.

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