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Etowah County man arrested on child pornography charges

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20-year-old Pablo Gabriel Urbina (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office) 20-year-old Pablo Gabriel Urbina (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office says a child pornography investigation has led to an arrest.

20-year-old Pablo Gabriel Urbina faces one charge of possession of child pornography and one count of production of obscene matter containing visual depiction of a person under 17 years of age involved in obscene acts. He was arrested and booked into the Etowah County Detention Center just before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The arrest stems from a three month long investigation by several law enforcement agencies.

The Etowah County Sheriff's Office, United States Secret Service Electronics Crimes Task Force, Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Etowah County District Attorney's Office executed a search warrant on Ubina's home on Merit Circle in Gadsden on Tuesday night. The Sheriff's Office says more than 600 pornographic images and video were discovered in Urbina's possession. They believe he also distributed the illegal material online.

"We will continue to pursue those who take part in disgusting behavior of this nature. I am proud of the officers who worked tirelessly to bring an end to this predator's abusive actions," said Sheriff Todd Entrekin.

"The exploitation of children will not be tolerated in this community," said Etowah County District Attorney Jimmie Harp. "I appreciate the cooperation among the various federal, state and local agencies in making the arrest in this case."

Urbina is currently being detained in the detention center on a $250,000 cash bond.

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