The State Police’s Computer Crime Unit arrested a Jefferson man Tuesday morning and charged him with possessing child pornography. 

Maine State Police

51-year-old Vincent Maltese was arrested at his home at 810 Augusta Road and taken to the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset, where he was later freed on bail. He is charged with possessing sexually explicit material and is due in Wiscasset court on April 27, said police.

Computer Crime investigators conducted an initial review of Maltese’s computer and electronic devices at the house and found hundreds of images of child porn, police said. That equipment was seized and will be further analyzed at the lab’s offices in Vassalboro.

Investigators went to Maltese’s home after receiving a tip.  He is unemployed.