Friday, October 07, 2011

Burglars' tipoff leads to California child porn arrest

CNN this morning carries a report about a central California man’s being arrested for possession of child pornography, thanks to a tip from burglars who robbed the man's property in the first place, authorities said.

Two juveniles broke into the man’s barn and stole approximately 50 CDs they believed were blank, according to the article. Some weren’t, but rather contained pornographic images of children.

Despite having obtained the CDs under decidedly shady circumstances, the pair decided to inform police…. A search warrant was served and three more computers, along with three laptops and several external hard drives were seized.

The man admitted possessing the CD pornography, but has refused to say whether there is more on any of the computers. He was booked for possession of child pornography and posted $25,000 bail.

The two burglar suspects were not arrested, but their case has been sent to the Merced County District Attorney's Office for review.

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