OXNARD (CBSLA.com) — Oxnard police have arrested a 30-year-old Port Hueneme man on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Officials said David Smith was arrested after a three-month investigation.

Investigators served a search warrant at Smith’s residence in the 1100 block of North Fifth Place on Thursday.

During the subsequent search, Smith was identified as being in possession of child pornography as well as participating in the distribution of child porn, authorities said. He was arrested and booked into the Ventura County Jail with bail set at $50,000.

Investigators learned during the investigation that Smith is a registered sex offender. Smith’s previous conviction was also for possession of child pornography.

Anyone with information regarding Smith or the possession of child pornography is encouraged to contact Oxnard police detective Terry Dobrosky at (805) 385-7609. For additional information on how to report child pornography, contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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