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Claremont man arrested for child pornography

Claremont police have arrested a 36-year-old Claremont man for possession of child pornography, according to a news release on Tuesday from Lieutenant Karlan Bennett.

Detectives from the Claremont Police Department received a cyber tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that a subject had downloaded child pornography in the city of Claremont. A search warrant was authored and signed by a judge from the Los Angeles Superior Court to identify the location where the child pornography was downloaded, which led detectives to a residence in the 600 block of West San Jose Ave.

On Tuesday, an additional search warrant was served at the residence with the assistance of detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, who are assigned to the ICAC Task Force. Detectives identified the suspect as Michael Madson and determined that he was in possession of child pornography.

Mr. Madson was subsequently arrested and transported to the Claremont Police Department jail, where he was booked. He was later transported to the Los Angeles County Inmate Reception Center, where he is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Pomona Superior Court on Thursday.

The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force program (ICAC) is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing more than 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. These agencies are engaged in both proactive and reactive investigations, forensic examinations, and criminal prosecutions. By helping state and local agencies develop effective, sustainable responses to online child victimization—including responses to child sexual abuse images, the ICAC Program has increased law enforcement capacity to combat technology-facilitated crimes against children at every level.

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