RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. -

The Russell County Sheriff's Office assisted a Maryland Police Department in arresting a man who's accused of having thousands of images and videos of child pornography.

The Worcester County Bureau of Investigation arrested 36-year-old Jason Gregory Root after an investigation lasting several months. In Russell County's fight against child porn investigator Brandon Yates says Root's computer IP address came up in their county.

Once they started investigating they found Root actually lived in Maryland; that's when they turned the case over to Maryland Police.

Yates says this is a step in the right direction. "The Southern Crimes Internet Against Children are really trying their best to fight these wars against child pornography. We're trying our best to get more investigators involved to try to arrest these people for child pornography," adds Yates.

We're told more charges are pending.