A Tuscaloosa man was arrested and jailed Tuesday after a search of his residence allegedly yielded illegal child pornography.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department and the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force, said agents executed a search warrant Tuesday morning at the residence of 45-year-old James Andrew Crank.

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Enough evidence was discovered to charge Crank, a Tuscaloosa man, with two counts of possession of material containing visual depictions of persons under 17 involved in obscene acts.

Taylor said the warrant was obtained as part of an ongoing investigation and additional charges could be filed after electronic devices at Crank's residence are searched.

Taylor said TPD’s Cyber Intelligence Unit and the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s K9 unit assisted with the investigation.

Crank was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail, where his bond will be set by a judge.

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