RI National Guard member arrested for child pornography

RI National Guard member arrested for child pornography. (Photo of 24-year-old Elijah Cady provided by Rhode Island State Police.)

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard is under arrest charged with possession of child pornography.

Rhode Island State Police tell NBC10 that 24-year-old Elijah Cady of North Kingstown was arrested on Tuesday by members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force on one count of possession of child pornography, which is a felony.

Cady was arraigned on Tuesday morning in Kent County District Court and released on personal recognizance.

As a condition of his release, he was ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors and no internet use or social media use about minors or contact with minors.

A spokesperson for the Rhode Island National Guard confirmed to NBC 10 that Cady is a member.

Below is a statement sent to NBC 10 by the Rhode Island National Guard regarding Cady's arrest.

Rhode Island National Guard Statement:

"The individual arrested by the RI State Police is a traditional (part-time) member of the RI Air National Guard. Our organization takes these charges extremely seriously and will take appropriate action at the appropriate time. The charges are currently under investigation."

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