A California deputy attorney general pleaded not guilty to charges related to possession of child pornography, according to reports Thursday. Raymond Joseph Liddy was arrested Tuesday but was later released after posting a $100,000 bond.

In January, an electronic service provider tipped off the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a user uploading an image appearing to be child porn. A similar tip was sent to the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force about a month later and it the activity was traced to a house in Coronado in San Diego County. Federal authorities recovered 10 child porn images on the 53-year-old’s computer, according to New York Post.

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“During a preliminary forensic review of digital media located at the residence, agents found numerous images depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct on a computer and a thumb drive,” a complaint filed by federal prosecutors in San Diego said, according to the Post. “Liddy admitted that the thumb drive and computer belonged to him, along with the contents of the same.”

According to the officials, Liddy confessed to taking part in online chats about sexual fantasies.

“Liddy claimed that he often saved sexual images he downloaded briefly and then deleted them, however, it was possible he forwarded some of the images before he deleted them,” the complaint stated.

The attorney general’s office told the San Diego Tribune that it was “aware of the matter” and Liddy has been placed on administrative leave.

Liddy’s LinkedIn profile stated he was serving as deputy attorney general since February 2008 and represented California in civil litigation cases related to Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. Prior to his current job, he worked as an attorney for San Diego-based law firm Luce Forward — now known as Dentons LLP.

“His private practice was interrupted by an involuntary mobilization and subsequent combat deployment with a Marine Corps infantry battalion following the terrorist attacks of 9/11,” his LinkedIn bio said. He is “a recently retired Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and a combat veteran. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army's Ranger School and Basic Airborne course, and holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle [Pennsylvania].”

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Liddy earned a high school diploma from Mercersburg Academy in 1982 and obtained bachelor’s degree from Fordham University in 1986. In 1993, he received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. On June 13, 1994, he was admitted to the State Bar of California and also all Federal District Courts in the state, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.