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Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles said Thursday that a man is in custody on a half-dozen criminal charges related to child pornography after his department assisted state authorities with serving search and arrest warrants.

Rowles said the case was brought forth by the Texas Attorney General’s Office following their investigation, and the warrants were served at a residence in the Liberty Community, between Newton and Burkeville.

Other details about the case or the name of the man has not yet been released pending formal charges and arraignment, which is expected Friday morning.

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