A man who police say had sexually explicit photographs of young boys on his computer was arrested after he turned himself in to police.

Michael Hernandez, 23, of Belfast was arrested and charged with possession of sexually explicit material on June 4 after he turned himself in to the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Chief Deputy Bob Keating, Detective Merle Reed had been investigating Hernandez since March, after police received reports that Hernandez had sexual photographs of young males.

Keating said police searched Hernandez’s home and seized a computer, which police turned over to the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit. According to police, the Computer Crimes Unit inspected the computer and reported that the computer contained sexual images of young males under the age of 16.

After receiving the report from the Computer Crimes Unit, Keating said a warrant was issued for Hernandez’s arrest on June 2, and contact was made with Hernandez. Police said Hernandez turned himself in on June 4 and was arrested and charged with four counts of possession of sexually explicit material. According to police, Hernandez also had a previous warrant for failing to appear in court for theft charges.

Police said the relationship between the photographed males and Hernandez was not known. The case is still being investigated.