Deputies: Arrested Marion man said he watched child porn since age 17

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Matthew Long
MARION COUNTY, Fla. —

A 24-year-old Belleview man was arrested on child pornography charges, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives said they discovered that child porn had been downloaded at Matthew Dominic Long's address. Authorities said a search warrant was obtained and detectives found Long's laptop.

Officers said a forensic examination revealed the computer had files that were identified as child pornography, and Long told detectives he had been watching child porn since he was a 17 years old.

Long was taken to the Marion County Jail on charges of sexual performance-possession of child pornography and attempt to transmit child pornography.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call in an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 368-STOP or 368-7867. Text tips to 274637 using keyword 368STOP. Tips can also be submitted at www.ocalacrimestoppers.com.