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A man on parole for sexual assault of a child has been arrested in a new case for having child pornography.

Jeffrey Louis Leland, 41, was charged with two felony counts of sexual abuse of children. He appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Wednesday.

Judge Pro Tem Richard Phillips set bond at $100,000, according to court records.

Leland is a registered sexual offender who is listed on the state's registry. He is on parole for a previous conviction of sexual assault of a child in Colorado.

A probation and parole officer conducted a visit at Leland's home on June 15. The officer saw a tablet on his nightstand, which Leland said was only his, charges state. He was not allowed to have the tablet.

Leland signed a consent form to search the tablet, and an investigator with the Internet Crimes Against Children task force later found about 100 images of suspected child pornography, according to court documents.

A physician later identified 21 images of children under the age of 18 and 11 images of children under 13.

Leland is scheduled to appear in Yellowstone County District Court on Feb. 22 for arraignment.

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General Assignment Reporter

Reporter for The Billings Gazette.