A Pensacola man wanted on outstanding warrants for possession of child pornography has been arrested.

Brent E. Hooper, 37, of 1914 E. Maxwell St., Pensacola, turned himself in at the Escambia

County Jail just before 10 p.m. Sunday. He was charged with 20 counts of possession of child pornography and seven counts of distribution of obscene communications. 

Investigators determined Hooper had downloaded sexually explicit images involving children onto his laptop computer and also transmitted those images to other computer users.

Agents with the North Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force initiated a search

warrant February 4 at Hooper’s residence after he was identified via the internet as obtaining and distributing child pornography.

Task force members who assisted the Pensacola Police Department with this investigation included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Office of Homeland Security and Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.