Bomb squad called during child porn arrest in Tavares

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TAVARES, Fla. - Deputies heading to a Tavares home to arrest a man on child porn charges ended up calling in the bomb squad shortly after arriving.

When deputies raided the Park Avenue home on Friday, they found a dangerous assortment of chemicals and wanted to make sure they weren't bomb-making materials.

Sheriff's deputies swarmed the house and arrested 34-year-old Jason Martin, charging him with distribution of child porn.

"He was using a computer software called peer-to-peer sharing. Basically, you open your computer up for people to look around and see what they want and you're also able to look around other people's computers," said Sgt. Jim Vachon.

But when the sheriff's cybercrimes unit moved in, they found the dangerous collection of chemicals. So they called in the bomb squad to make sure the suspect wasn't making meth or a bomb.

"They don't believe he had the expertize to either construct an explosive device or produce any kind of illegal drugs," said Vachon. "Didn't have any equipment to do such a thing. So, he basically possessed chemicals that can be used for that. So, on the side of caution we brought out our experts."

Once getting the all-clear, detectives seized the suspects computer and hauled out several bags of evidence.

Martin is being held in the Lake County Jail without bond.