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South Walton man charged with 116 counts of child porn possession

Nick Tomecek
Northwest Florida Daily News

A Miramar Beach man has been charged with possession of 116 counts of child pornography.

Philip Turner, 72, was arrested after the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit, assisted by Homeland Security, executed a search warrant at 21 Walton Way on Aug. 24, according to the WCSO.

Philip Turner

The warrant was issued after investigators gathered information that someone in the residence was searching for and possessing images of child exploitation. During the search warrant, numerous items were seized and later evaluated for their digital content, WCSO said.

Investigators focused on Turner after examining the digital devices, WCSO said. He was arrested and later charged with 116 counts of possession, control, and viewing of child exploitation images.

Turner was issued a $25,000 bond at first appearance, WCSO said.