Crimetracker: Maine man arrested in Monroe Co. child porn case

MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)-- A 39-year-old Maine man was arrested in connection to a child porn case in Monroe County.

The TBI says Jeremy Scott Claus enticed a girl in Athens, TN to send him nude and pornographic pictures. She complied, sending numerous images through her cell phone

The TBI conducted an undercover operation with the victim’s phone and gathered more evidence to corroborate the victim’s statement.

The TBI got federal warrants and the Kittery City Police Department executed search the warrants. They seized electronic devices at Claus' home which could have pictures of the girl.

Claus was booked into custody of the U.S. Marshals Service in Portland, Maine.

The 10th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office requested TBI to investigate. The Athens Police Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Kittery City Police Department all assisted in the investigation.

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