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Child porn reported on official's computer

MIAMI, April 13 (UPI) -- South Florida's customs and immigration chief is on leave after child pornography was found on his home computer, law enforcement sources say.

The FBI and the Broward County Sheriff's Office raided Anthony Mangione's home Saturday and seized his computer with a search warrant based on an alert from AOL, his Internet service provider, The Miami Herald reported.

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Mangione, 50, chief of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement regional office since 2007, is not believed to have received the four images through any official activities.

AOL, which monitors child porn distribution by its users, told the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children of the images allegedly sent to Mangione's computer, sources said. The center then informed federal authorities.

"AOL and other Internet service providers use sophisticated software to detect suspected child pornography images based upon their unique digital fingerprints," said Ryan Stumphauzer, a former federal prosecutor in Miami.

ICE has gone after child pornographers, whom Mangione himself branded as "predators.''

He could not be reached for comment, and no court records indicate that he has been charged with any crime.

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