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Port Wentworth man arrested on child porn charges

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Michael Butler (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office) Michael Butler (Source: Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office)
EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Michael Butler, 55, of Port Wentworth, is in the Effingham Co. Jail after police arrested him at his home Friday on child porn charges. It was the 16th child porn arrest made by the Effingham County Sheriff's Office since June.

"A member of the Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office Internet Crimes Against Children task force discovered Butler was downloading child pornography at his residence in Port Wentworth," said Sheriff's Spokesman David Ehsanipoor in a press release.

Protecting children is one of the highest priorities for the Effingham Co. Sheriff's Office.

"ECSO is actively making child porn arrests. Several of those arrested have lived outside the county but have corresponded with undercover officers in Effingham County," Ehsanipoor said in a release.

The chats and images in question were unsolicited by undercover officers.

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