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Murf. man arrested in connection with a child porn investigation

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  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released the following statement Thursday, September 3, 2015:

NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Murfreesboro man in connection to an ongoing child pornography investigation.

In June, TBI Agents received an investigative lead from the Knoxville Police Department. During the course of the investigation, Agents executed a search warrant at the Murfreesboro home of Mark Brantley Neal and developed information that Neal used a peer-to-peer network to download files containing child pornography and later attempted to dispose of relevant items of evidence.

This morning, Agents arrested the 55-year-old at his Longview Drive home and charged him with one count of Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and one count of Tampering with Evidence. At the time of this release, he was being held in the custody of the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office on $60,000 bond.