FLORENCE-Press release from the Florence Police Department on the arrest of Mark Anthony Purser. Purser is wanted on 573 counts of child pornography possession has surrendered to authorities in Maryland:
“On April 13, 2016, a search warrant was obtained for 1306 Dayton St. in Florence, Alabama for child pornography. During the search Detectives recovered Computers, DVD’s CD’s, Flash Drives, Cell Phones and SD Cards. The electronic items were analyzed for child pornography.
On September 7, 2016, We received the report of the items analyzed and there were 455 Images of child pornography and 118 Videos of child pornography.
On September 7, 2016, a warrant was obtained for Mark Anthony Purser for 573 counts of possession of child pornography.
On January 9, 2017, Mark Anthony Purser turned himself into the Hagerstown Police Department in Maryland. Mark Anthony Purser signed a waiver of extradition and will be returned to Lauderdale County.
Possession of child pornography is a class B felony.” – Investigator Keith Johnson