MANKATO (TEC News) -- A North Mankato man has been arrested after a state task force determined he possessed and was distributing child pornography on his home computer.
27-year-old Christopher Michael Gabler was charged today with 20 counts of possession and dissemination of child pornography.
Details contained in the criminal complaint were not available Monday morning.
Police say Gabler was living in the Eastwood Manor Community trailer park when he first came to the attention of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force last April.
Information from their preliminary investigation was forwarded to Mankato police detectives who continued the investigation.
In May, Mankato police executed a search warrant in the 100 block Terry Lane and seized computers from Gabler's trailer house. The computers were taken to Minneapolis police forensic examiners.
Mankato police detectives received the final report from Minneapolis police a couple weeks ago, leading to Gabler's arrest last Wednesday at his place of employment.
Detective Commander Matt DuRose says multiple photos and videos were allegedly found on the computer.
Gabler, who since moved from the trailer park, lived near the trailer of two other men who were arrested last April in a case involving showing children in the trailer park child pornography.
Rodney Oberg was arrested on multiple counts of possession and distribution of child pornography and 1st Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. Oberg remains in custody and is due in court later this week.
His roommate, Jeremy Wolfe, was sentenced August to 90 days in jail with credit for 32 days in jail for three counts of possession of child porn.
DuRose today said the Gabler case has nothing to do with the Oberg and Wolfe case