James Williams, courtesy of Sanford Police Department

A Sanford man has been arrested on charges of possessing child pornography, police said Friday.

James Michael Williams, 78, of Center Church Road faces two counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a child. According to police, officers received information about a child sexual exploitation case and determined that Williams possessed a computer allegedly containing photographs of children being sexually abused.

Williams’ address is outside the Sanford city limits, and it was unclear why his case fell under the jurisdiction of the police department.

Williams was placed in the Lee County Jail under $30,000 secured bond.