Christopher Jurgens Arrested With Thousands of Kiddy Porn Pics, Also Hello Kitty Gear
|Phoenix Police Department|
Police arrested Christopher Jurgens yesterday with thousands of images of child porn on his computer and a garage full of coloring books, toys, and Hello Kitty gear.
Jurgens, 46, admitted he prefers boys in the 12- to 15-year-old age range, but has "seen children younger," according to a police report.
He also admitted that he's been collecting the images -- which police said were filed and separated into categories -- since 1998.
The police report lists in detail some of the images found on his hard drive, which were plenty vile and disgusting just to read. Officers also found his garage filled with Hello Kitty toys, coloring books, and other children's toys. Jurgens later told officers he avoids situations that could tempt him to act on children "but does not avoid contact with children in normal circumstances," the report reads.
However, Jurgens lives in the 3300 block of East Taylor Street, which is right near a major release point for school buses.
Investigators had been tracking Jurgens for three months after his Internet provider reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that a social-networking profile belonging to Jurgens had uploaded kiddy porn. The provider, along with investigators, eventually traced the IP address back to Jurgens and gained a search warrant to his home and computer.
Police recommended he be held on no less than $150,000 bond and tracked with a monitoring device.