“This case is sickening,” stated Sheriff Carmine Marceno. “We received this tip and immediately went to work. I couldn’t be more proud of the Special Victims detectives and the Digital Forensics Unit for their outstanding work.”

On August 14, 2020, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after receiving a tip in reference to an individual having numerous images of child sexual exploitative material. The tip identified Marshall Allen Faulkner (8/4/1975), who resides in Lee County, as the suspect.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit and members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force assumed the investigation and verified Marshall Faulkner to be the suspect. During the investigation, Detectives and Digital Forensic Specialists learned Faulkner’s personal laptop contained numerous images of child pornography.

On August 26, 2020, Detectives executed a search warrant on Faulkner’s residence. Special Victims Detectives located an SD card within the residence, which contained additional images of child pornography.

Marshall Faulkner was subsequently arrested and charged with twenty counts of Possession of Child Pornography.