Former Hillsborough deputy arrested on federal child porn charges

TAMPA — A former Hillsborough Sheriff's corporal was arrested by U.S. Marshals Thursday on two counts of attempting to access child pornography with a computer and one count of possession of child pornography.

Sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway confirmed Friday that Marvin Thompson, 58, worked at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office from 1982 to 2003.

Thompson was indicted in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, and booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Thursday.

The indictment says that in October 2008 Thompson knowingly tried to see a minor involved in "sexually explicit conduct" on his computer in Thonotosassa, and in November he had some shipped to him. Officials confiscated his Dell computer and external hard drive.

Former Hillsborough deputy arrested on federal child porn charges 07/17/09 [Last modified: Friday, July 17, 2009 11:51pm]

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