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Posted: Friday, October 22, 2010 12:00 am

BROWNSVILLE - A U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested at work on charges of child pornography.

Ernesto Padron, 38, was taken into custody at Veterans International Bridge at Los Tomates Thursday afternoon.

The Cameron County Sheriff's Department says Padron is charged with possession and promotion of child pornography.

Authorities say they seized his personal computers.

Padron is jailed on a $500,000 bond at the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center in Olmito.

His arrest was part of a multi-agency investigation that included the sheriff's department, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Border Patrol internal affairs division.

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