(Editor's Note: This article was originally published September 26, 2012.)
On Sept. 24, police arrested and charged a Lilburn man with possession of child pornography.
Thomas Scot Edvalson, of Meadow Grove Way in Lilburn, is now held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond, according to police records.
More than three months ago in June, Gwinnett County Police Department learned Edvalson might have or be distributing child pornography through a tip from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, according to a police report.
The GBI included file images retrieved from the suspects website, and "the images were indicative of child pornography," police said.
On Sept. 17, investigators obtained a search warrant for Edvalson's home and conducted the search the following day.
A preview of the suspect's computer "revealed tens of thousands of images of child pornography," police said in a report. Edvalson's computers were seized.
Police officers obtained a warrant for Edvalson's arrest on Sept. 21, and they were notified that he had retained an attorney, but planned to turn himself in to the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office.
On Monday Edvalson turned himself in.
Possession of child pornography carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.