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Columbia County man charged with 10 counts of child porn possession

Authorities: Pornography, some of which showed children as young as 7, was found in Jarod Rice’s apartment

Jarod Rice
Jarod Rice (Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – A Columbia County man was arrested Tuesday after child pornography was discovered inside his apartment, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said.

Jarod Dustin Rice, 33, is charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography.

The FDLE, along with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, served a search warrant at Rice’s apartment on Sundial Place off U.S. 41, just south of Lake City. According to the FDLE, child pornography, some of which showed children as young as 7 years old, was found inside.

Rice was booked about 12:30 p.m. into the Columbia County jail, online jail records show.

The FDLE said forensics exams will determine whether additional charges are filed.

For tips on keeping children safe online, visit the Secure Florida website.


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