Ormond Beach resident arrested for possessing child pornography

- An Ormond Beach resident was arrested and charged with 30 counts of possessing sexually explicit image of children on his computer, reports the Volusia County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies say that 56-year-old Wayne M. Swafford was arrested Tuesday night at his home on Riverwood Drive. This comes after a search warrant was executed at Swafford's home on August 9th by detectives in the Child Exploitation Unit. 

Detectives say they launched this investigation after receiving a tip in May from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which alerts law enforcement to reports of sexual exploitation of children on the Internet. During their search of Swafford's home, detectives say they found pornographic images on his computer portraying male and female children between ages 3 and 11.

Swafford is reportedly in the Volusia County jail. He is being held with no bail allowed.

If anyone has more information about Swafford or these crime, you are asked to contact the Volusia County Sheriff's Office Child Exploitation Unit at 386-323-3574.

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