A Juneau resident was arrested last week for more than a dozen counts of felony child pornography charges. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

A Juneau resident was arrested last week for more than a dozen counts of felony child pornography charges. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau man arrested on child pornography charges

The man arrested is alleged to have downloaded hundreds of illegal photos and videos to his phone.

A Juneau man was arrested on charges related to possessing and sharing child pornography online on Friday, according to a police spokesperson.

Bradley David Waldron, 56, was charged with 14 counts of possession of child pornography, a felony charge, and arrested on Friday afternoon, said Lt. Krag Campbell.

The arrest comes after an investigation, which stems from a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to the Juneau Police Department over the summer. JPD detectives investigated the case, Campbell said, and last Thursday, a grand jury indicted Waldron.

“We have detectives that work with NCMEC to investigate these types of crimes,” said Campbell in an email. “Each type of report is often unique in their own ways. Like most cases, evidence of the crime gets left behind and it’s our job to look for those pieces to see if we can see if the evidence is enough to support a report to the attorney’s office.”

Waldron allegedly downloaded hundreds of images and videos of sexual abuse of children onto his phone, according to an Alaska Department of Law news release.

He was arrested at home on Friday afternoon and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held there on $5,000 bail. If convicted, Waldron faces a maximum sentence of 99 years in prison, according to the state law department.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at (757) 621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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