Visalia man arrested on child porn charges

FRESNO, Calif.

Thomas Eberle, 27, was arrested on child porn and sexual assault of children charges -- the Central California Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Task Force announced on Wednesday.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Department said the investigation began last week when the ICAC Task Force received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tip claimed the suspect had uploaded multiple images of child pornography between different personal computer accounts.

Tuesday morning, ICAC detectives search Eberle's home on South Bradley St. in Visalia where they found more than 150 images of child pornography on his computer.

The Fresno Sheriff's Department said during the investigation, detectives learned that Eberle had sexually abused and molested three young girls. The girls ranged from 8 to 14 years old at the time of the alleged abuse.

Eberle arrested and booked at the Tulare County Jail on multiple charges.

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