Dothan Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

A Dothan man is in jail after police seized thousands of child pornography items in his home.

Phillip L. Rister of Saunders Road is charged with 5 counts of possession of child porn.

The 61-year-old Rister faces 2 to 20 years in prison fines up to $30,000.

Police seized several thousand items relating to child porn from a computer and hard drive as well as CDs, DVDs, and printed material.

The search warrant was executed after three week investigation by the Bay County and Florida Sheriff’s office.