Fry's Electronics Employees Find Child Porn While Repairing Computer

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James Long, 57, of Glendale, took his computer to Fry's Electronics for repair -- and was arrested yesterday after technicians found child porn.

Fry's Electronics employees discovered child porn on a computer brought to the store for repair last April, leading to the arrest yesterday of a Phoenix man.

James Long, 57, reportedly admitted he found the pictures of little kids engaged in sex acts "visually stunning" and that he downloaded them for his "personal pleasure."

The case began soon after Long took his computer tower to one of two Valley Fry's (court documents don't specify which one) on April 3. While performing the repairs, store technicians somehow came upon the images of child pornography and immediately called police, records state. A search warrant was served, a forensic exam of the computer's hard drive conducted.

Ten pictures were singled out blatantly criminal.

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Those shots show kids from less than 5 years of age to 14 engaged in oral, vaginal and anal sex, records state.

With the help of a nurse, police came to the conclusion that two of the pictures depicted children under 5 years old, three pictures had kids under 10 and another five pictures were of kids under 14.

A Phoenix officer then made a phone call to Long, who they say 'fessed up to searching for, downloading and masturbating to the pictures.

He deleted the photos after finding out from another Web site that child porn was illegal, he reportedly told cops. At least, he thought he deleted them.

Police finally arrested Long at about 11 a.m. yesterday in his Glendale home, located in the 15800 block of North 63rd Drive, and booked him into jail. He's facing a possible 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Itzach Stern
Itzach Stern

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Gervanii
Gervanii

I am not originally from America and I find its strange the way your goverment has written laws that if your a murderer and you go to prison once you are getting out you can live where ever you'd like. Next to a school building? SURE. Where ever you like you may go. But if you do something that is sexual in nature  you can't go anywhere near it. It is like you guys are saying "oh go ahead and murder my child, I would rather that then having you rape her.

And its against the law for someone to looking at pictures of someone else having sex with a teenager female, its ok to look at pictures of a bloodied body that has been murdered.

Do you guys think sex is worse that murder? and if sex with teenage girls is so bad, then why the hell do you have them on every tv channel dressed like hookers?? Miley cirus? or any other under age pop singer. Your country turns teenage girls into the forbidden fruit but is always taunting you with it to see if you will take the bait.

Dave C
Dave C

He deleted the photos after finding out from another Web site that child porn was illegal, 

Seriously?  That's his excuse? 

Ibcingutoo
Ibcingutoo

This guy's address shows he lives right by an elementary school.  Guess he'll be moving after this.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

They had to use a nurse to tell the ages of the children?     I never realized they were trained in age identification.     It just sounded strange.   Wouldn't a doctor of forensics be a better choice?

Rurubean
Rurubean

Little did this guy know it, but those 10 pictures will cost him his life. The punishment for possesion of child pornography in Az is higher then if you actually raped a child.

Rose Dessler
Rose Dessler

good job Frys! another pervert off the street

Marts5
Marts5

These are children...  It doesn't matter what the age is, no child or teenager should EVER be sexual abuse.  If someone finds it arousing and masturbates to a child being abused is sick in the head.  Children can not protect themselves from predators.  This is worse then murder, you rape a child and that child has grow up living and dealing with what has happened to them for the rest of their lives.  Ask yourself this question...  If you had a child would you want a predator living next door to you? Would you want to live in fear that your child might be sexual abuse by a predator? Would you feel your child is safe outside playing in your front yard? How could anyone think it's alright for someone to look at pictures of a child being abuse? That is completely sick.  It doesn't matter if that person is or is not the abuser...        

Wake up Arizona!
Wake up Arizona!

It's about about lucrative $$'s - an industry created by lawyers, lawmakers, lobbyists and those who profit at the expense of the people and our nation. These are the true criminals.

Gervanii
Gervanii

I just wanted to add that I am not saying I think anyone under the age of 18 is attractable, please dont come and arrest me, all I am saying is that from an outsiders point of things, it seems as though your goverment might be setting you up to fail on this one.

Barcelone602
Barcelone602

he won't have a chance to move, he'll never get out of prison. And that's a good thing.

Native Guns
Native Guns

A better question:Aren't Detectives working in Child Sex Crimes, trained to identify children? Whether online or in real life? I for one also found it a bit strange.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I am not opposed to kiddy porn freaks getting severe sentences.  However, there should be a relative balance with online predators seeking sex with children and rape of children, etc.

Anon
Anon

p.s. there's not enough $$'s to be made from murders and not enough murders but by turning sex into degrees of crimes, just as humans eat, they have sex, these money-scammers hit the lottery.  So sex is more lucrative to the profiteers than murder.. 

Anon
Anon

G. You hit the nail on the head. Who do you think controls msnbc "to catch a predator"? A sick demented program where Chris Hansen himself was recently caught sexting (that got swept under the rug)...

crazybaldhead
crazybaldhead

welcome to the american dichotomy. we are very sexually repressed and confused. you're welcome to drive up the street and have a nude woman accept cash to climb in your lap, grind on you, blow in your ear, simulate sex, moan and pretend that she's ready to jump your bones...but paying for actual sex. NO, that would be unseemly and immoral

Anon
Anon

Most detectives do NOT have the proper training where someone is facing serious charges and are facing life in prison. It's proven over and over, they fail to follow established protocol, they throw the bait to the media and get their media convictions. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Rurubean
Rurubean

Thats exactly my point. By no means do I thinking viewing pictures of a child being abused is ok, but why is it that the punishment for having a nude picture of anyone under 18 is worse then the actual act of raping a little child??? Is there a reason politicians have written the laws this way?

Dave C
Dave C

 It sounded like to me they tried to cover all the bases..   Have the nurse verify the ages to help remove 'reasonable doubt' should the case reach trial..  

Not to doubt the cops expertise but what if the defense attorney is a real *$$hole  and is able to get the cops testimony thrown out..   By having the nurse help to verify, it should put that piece of evidence into that less of doubt..  

Anon
Anon

So are you trying to imply that the detectives who worked long hours on such cases, are dumb and stupid to know the type of criminal charges presented, should a criminal commits a serious offense? Or could you be referring to the MCSO?

Anon
Anon

They've written these laws to create a lucrative industry for the criminal justice and prison system that drives the state of Arizona. ALL broad-brushed and thrown into the same Pandora's Box. What group will be next?  Oh, that's right...now "elder abuse" is on it's way in Arizona. Anything to collect obscene legal fees and create more government agencies and non-profits. 

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