A case manager at Direct Community Care, a mental health service in Augusta, was arrested after police received a tip that he was in possession of child pornography.

Jared Moody, 37, was arrested Wednesday by Maine State Police and charged with possession of sexually explicit material of persons under the age of 12, the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a news release Thursday.

Members of the State Police Computer Crimes Unit searched Moody’s residence off Route 201 in Skowhegan Wednesday and seized his personal electronic devices.

A preliminary analysis of Moody's computer revealed hundreds of files depicting child pornography, the release said.

Investigators said they won't know if any of the children depicted are from Maine until forensic analysis is completed on Moody’s devices.

Homeland Security Investigations assisted state police with the investigation.

Moody was arrested without incident and taken to the Somerset County Jail.

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