A 35-year-old Morro Bay man who is a registered sex offender was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony possession of child pornography and a felony parole violation, police said.
Jeremy Jacob Thom of Morro Bay was arrested at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday after authorities discovered images of child pornography on his cellphone. Thom was on parole for molesting a child under the age of 14.
The images of pre-pubescent children engaging in sexual acts were found when detectives with the sheriff’s Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) team, Morro Bay Police and state parole officers conducted a compliance check at a residence in the 300 block of Tahiti Street in Morro Bay.
Thom was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail, and his bail was set a $35,000.
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