A member of the Rumford town budget committee was arrested Thursday afternoon by state police on a child pornography charge after investigators say they found hundreds of pictures of children on his computer.

Jeremy Vashaw, 41, of 798 Somerset St. in Rumford, was charged with one count of dissemination of sexually explicit material of persons under the age of 12, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Investigators seized Vashaw’s computer in December and sought the charge against him after the computer’s contents were analyzed by technicians at the computer crimes unit, which found hundreds of images of children.

Vashaw works at Sunday River ski resort.

Vashaw was arrested at his home and taken to Oxford County Jail in South Paris.

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