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Updated Friday, Sept. 18 at 4 p.m.

A registered sex offender was arrested Thursday, charged with possession of child pornography after Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputies executed a search warrant at his home on FM 317 outside Athens.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Dustin Smith received a tip of possible child pornography and began an investigation, which led him to registered sex offender, Jeremy Bermea, 39.

District Judge Scott McKee granted a search warrant for the suspect’s home, where HCSO gathered evidence Thursday morning, Sept. 17.

Bermea, who wasn’t home when investigators executed the warrant, was arrested in Athens.

According to a press release, he admitted the child pornography was on devices belonging to him.

He is currently in the Henderson County Jail, with bond set at $15,000.

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