A 35-year-old Rochester man was indicted by a federal grand jury on Monday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

Michael Clemence was arrested on June 7 and is currently being held behind bars, according to a press release issued on Wednesday.

According to the original complaint filed in court, federal agents located one or more images of child pornography on electronic devices seized from Clemence’s residence during the execution of a federal search warrant on June 4.

The investigation into Clemence stemmed from a larger investigation into child exploitation material on the “dark web.” 

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Rochester Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kasey Weiland and Anna Krasinski.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact Homeland Security Investigations at 603-629-2716.

Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.

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