100,000 child porn images in man’s possession

February 1st, 2013 by  | Permalink

George Pires. Photo via CBS13.

A Ceres, Calif. man was arrested Friday morning after the FBI and Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department found over 100,000 images of child pornography in his possession.

The investigation started in October when someone called 911 and reported that George Pires, 52, was in possession of child pornography.  Details of the October 911 call were not released.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department obtained search warrants and seized numerous photos and several computers belonging to Pires.   A computer forensics analysis found more than 100,000 child pornography images on Pires’s computers.

Due to the large amounts of child pornography evidence that was found on the computers, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s detectives contacted the FBI to assist with the investigation.  A joint investigation by the FBI and the Sheriff’s Department was conducted which led to the FBI arresting Pires.

Pires is facing federal charges of possession and manufacture of child pornography.  Detectives are trying to find any possible victims of child molestation as related to the case and are asking anyone with information to contact Det. Megan Brazil at (209) 525-7082.

Sources: News10CBS13