SLIDELL — Federal agents arrested a Slidell man Thursday accused of downloading more than 12,000 images of child pornography, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

After the FBI arrested Forrest B. Smith, 76, he was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, the release says.

Smith also downloaded more than 1,000 videos depicting minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, the release says.

Smith was scheduled to appear before a U.S. magistrate judge on Friday for a detention hearing, the release says.