A Northport man was arrested on 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography Thursday.

Chee Wei Tan, 33, was arrested as a result of an investigation conducted by the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force (WAHTTF). He was charged with 10 counts of possessing material containing a visual depiction of persons younger than 17 involved in obscene acts.

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He is currently being held on a $150,000 bond, $15,000 for each count.

The WAHTTF is a multi-agency unit that includes officers with the Tuscaloosa, Northport and University of Alabama police departments.

They were assisted by the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Joint Electronics Crimes Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations.

Task Force Commander Captain Phil Simpson said the investigation is ongoing and he expects more arrests.

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