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Deputies: Polk man charged with child pornography

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A Polk County man was arrested late Saturday and charged with possession of child pornography, deputies said.

Michael Allen Wright, 22, of the 1200 block of Country Club Lane, Lakeland, is charged with 15 counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

On Nov. 25, several bags belonging to Wright were left in front of a home on Skyview Boulevard. A neighbor found the property and received permission to take the items, deputies said.

The following day, Wright asked for the bags to be returned to him.

The woman who took the bags found a broken phone inside and placed the SIM card inside her phone. The card contained several images of children engaged in sexual acts, deputies said. She then called authorities to report what she found.

Wright originally denied knowing the images were on the card, but later said he viewed child pornography online, according to deputies.

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