(RENO, Nev.) -- The Washoe County Sheriff's Office announced the Wednesday arrest of a two-time convicted sex offender on child pornography charges.
Jeffrey Varnum, 48, was reportedly arrested after a search warrant was executed at his home by members of the Northern Nevada Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. A Tier 2 offender, Varnum had been deemed a "moderate risk" for recidivism.
Authorities identified Varnum after he allegedly distributed child pornography on the Internet, and the execution of the search warrant uncovered evidence including a cache of child pornography videos and images, authorities said.
According to the WCSO, Varnum was booked on charges including five counts of possessing pornography of a person under the age of 16 and one count of promotion of a sexual performance of a minor under the age of 14.
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