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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Cartersville police have arrested a man they said had more than 300 images and videos of child pornography.

According to Cartersville Police Lt. M.E. Bettikofer, Franklin Lee-Clark Gilmore was arrested on Wednesday after an investigation that began in 2014. 

Authorities said that Gilmore was arrested after a traffic stop on drug charges. While being interviewed, Gilmore allegedly admitted to receiving child porn through peer-to-peer websites and social media applications. Authorities said they found Gilmore in possession of more than 300 images and videos of sexually explicit material involving children on multiple electronic devices.

One of the victims has been identified as being from Bartow County, authorities said.  Investigators are working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to identify other victims. 

Investigators seized about 30 cell phones, computers, external hard drives and cameras from Gilmore's home on Thursday. Drugs and firearms were also seized.

Police arrested four other residents of the home on various drug and charges. 

 


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