Fairfield Man arrested

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(Fairfield)— A 29 year old Fairfield man has been charged with one count of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor……an aggravated misdemeanor following his arrest Monday.

Brian Robert Hawthorne of 1689 Pleasant Plain Road was charged following an investigation conducted by a task force called Internet Crimes against Children.  The task force is made up of local, state and federal investigators who investigate crimes perpetrated against minors over the internet.

The Fairfield Police Department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department joined the investigation of Hawthorne in March.

As the result of the investigation the Sheriff’s department served an arrest warrant resulting in the apprehension of the Fairfieldman. He is currently being held by authorities.