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Seminole man arrested for possession of child pornography, officials say

SEMINOLE — A 43-year-old Pinellas County man was arrested Monday on 20 counts of possession of child pornography, according to state and federal law enforcement officials.

Christopher Allan Meixner was taken into custody at his Seminole home, according to the Florida Attorney General's Office, after investigators discovered images depicting child pornography online and traced them to his computer.

Officials said they seized a desktop computer, a laptop and a cell phone when they searched Meixner's home at 8380 140th St. N. An "initial review" of the computers turned up several images depicting child pornography, officials said.

The equipment will all undergo a forensic analysis to determine if there are any other images stored. The images investigators said they found include children as young as 3, authorities said. If more images are found, that could result in more charges.

In 1994, Pinellas records show that Meixner pleaded guilty to a charge of indecent exposure and was sentenced to probation. Meixner was being held in the Pinellas County jail late Monday in lieu of $400,000 bail.

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