HCSO: 71-year-old man arrested on child pornography charges

PASADENA, Texas- A 71-year-old man was arrested and charged for Possession of Child Pornography by the Harris County Sherrif's Office High Tech Crimes Unit.

David Watkins was arrested after investigators became aware of his online activity. 

HCSO along with the Department of Homeland Security issued a search warrant at his home located in the 4400 block of Pleasant Trace Drive on Feb. 24 for the possession and distribution of child pornography. 

Investigators said Watkins admitted he had been looking for images of child sexual assault. He also told them he had uploaded child pornography images online.

Court documents stated he didn't believe it was a problem because he was doing it in the privacy of his home. 

A forensics examination of his computer found many images of child pornography. 

Watkins was released on a $20,000 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment on April 18. 

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