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ALLEN, Texas — A 39-year-old North Texas man was arrested for possession of child pornography on Tuesday and police say he was found in possession of a large cache of child pornography-related data.

Earlier today, the Collin County Sheriff's Office Child Exploitation Unit and the Plano Police Department, with assistance from the Allen Police Department, executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of West McDermott in Allen, Texas.

"Detectives interviewed and ultimately arrested Richard Belden, 39 years of age, for possession of child pornography," stated the Collin County Sheriff's Office. "Several electronic devices were seized which contained approximately 58 Terabytes of data related to child pornography."

Belden was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and booked into the Collin County Jail.

"The Collin County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the National Computer Forensic Institute and the United States Secret Service for the training and equipment they continually provide which makes these types of investigations possible," stated the department.

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