A Searsport man who was arrested earlier this week on a child pornography charge cannot use the Internet and has been barred from contact with children under the age of 16 per his bail conditions.

Travis Rowe, 24, of Searsport posted $1,000 cash bail Tuesday, Sept. 28, just hours after police transported him to Waldo County Jail on a felony charge of possession of sexually explicit materials.

Rowe is scheduled to make an initial appearance at Waldo County Superior Court in Belfast Thursday, Oct. 28, according to court documents.

Rowe was arrested after officers of the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit, through the assistance of the Maine Attorney General’s Office, executed a search warrant at his Searsport residence. That investigation resulted in police seizing several computers, including a laptop, which MSP Computer Crimes Unit Detective Mike McFadden said contained “several videos that were child pornography in nature.” The children depicted in the videos, said McFadden, were under the age of 12.

McFadden said the videos did not appear to include any local children, although police have yet to complete a thorough search of Rowe’s computers. McFadden added that the videos found on Rowe’s laptop had cropped up in past child pornography cases that he had encountered.

Rowe, who is employed as a computer technician at elementary schools in Hope and Appleton, was reportedly not willing to speak with police when they initially appeared at his workplace to inform him of the search warrant. McFadden said Rowe remained silent while police searched his home, and did not offer any explanation about how the videos came to be on his hard drive, or why he had them in the first place.