Vanessa George – Nursery School worker – Suspected of distributing Child Pornography


Vanessa George, 39, who lives in Plymouth with her husband and two teenage daughters, was detained at home at dawn on suspicion of distributing indecent images of children.

The privately run Little Ted’s child care centre in Plymouth, where she worked for the past three years, was closed as police carried out searches.

Officers are investigating whether Mrs George took photographs of any of the children at the nursery and are trying to identify a number of youngsters in the images.

Police sources said yesterday that the pornographic pictures were “at the top end of the scale”.

One parent said it was her “worst nightmare” and said she had contacted Ofsted two months ago after her child came home from nursery in a distressed state – but did not hear back.

Faye Goodman, 23, mother of two-year-old son Ronnie, said: “A couple of times after nursery he was shaking and said he didn’t like a particular member of staff. He said ‘I don’t like her, I don’t like her’.

“I tried to get him to explain but he is only two and he can’t express himself completely. I didn’t know what to do so I contacted Ofsted about the situation but I never heard back.

“It is disgusting. It is every parent’s worst nightmare.”

It is not Ofsted’s duty to investigate allegations, however officials there admit they would be expected to pass the letter on to detectives or contact the complainant and ask her to contact her local police station.

Devon police sources said they had not received any complaints about Mrs George in the past few months, and had acted on intelligence following a raid on the home of Colin Blanchard, 38, in Manchester.

It is believed that detectives found a disk allegedly linked to Mrs George, which was passed to police in Devon on Monday night.

It is suspected that Mrs George may have sent the images on a disk to Mr Blanchard, who emailed them to others.

Chf Supt Jim Webster, of Devon and Cornwall police, said: “We are taking the matter very seriously.

“It is difficult to identify exactly who is in the images at this stage.

“The starting point of the investigation was internet based. In an investigation of this nature there is often a chain of communication and passing on of images.

“We received information yesterday about the receipt of indecent images and searches are still on going. There is naturally great concern in the community. We will make sure parents and the wider community are kept informed.”

The nursery school, which has nine staff and 64 pupils aged from two to eleven, is located within the grounds of Laira Green Primary School which has 284 pupils.

Parents dropping children at the day care unit and school were given letters from senior police explaining a staff member has been arrested yesterday.

Chrissy Goodwin, who has two children aged 10 and six at the school, said it was “disturbing”.

The unit is managed by a board of trustees and is a not for profit enterprise and serves the Laira area of Plymouth.

It was visited by Ofsted inspectors in 2007 who said: “Protecting children from harm or neglect and helping them stay safe is satisfactory. Children are cared for in a mainly safe and secure environment.”

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “A 38-year-old Littleborough man has been charged with possessing indecent images.

“Colin Blanchard was charged with possessing and distributing indecent images. He was due before Trafford magistrates court on Tuesday 9 June 2009.

“The charges relate to images recovered from a computer, mobile phones and other items of software.

“Following our investigation information was passed to Devon and Cornwall police who have arrested a 39-year-old woman. For more information speak to Devon and Cornwall police.”

An Ofsted spokesperson said: “Ofsted was unaware of the recent allegations about a member of staff at Little Ted’s Nursery in Plymouth which we understand has led to its immediate closure.

“We have had one recent complaint relating to the nursery. This complaint was not of a level that would require police involvement and did not relate to the content of the allegations made public today “Ofsted is investigating this matter in line with our normal procedures and it would not be appropriate to comment further until the outcomes of that investigation are complete.”

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Philippe Dessart – Repeat Sex Offender – moving back in with victim and marrying his mother

A twice-convicted Belgian paedophile who moved into a victim’s home after being released from a Cambodian prison plans to marry the victim’s mother, national media reported Tuesday.

Anti-trafficking police said Philippe Dessart, who was released from prison April 4, proposed to his victim’s mother shortly before he left for Belgium on June 3, The Cambodia Daily reported.

Dessart was released after serving three years of an 18-year prison term for abusing the then-13-year-old boy after a successful appeal of his sentence.

Anti-paedophile groups said in April that they were shocked to discover Dessart had moved in with his victim, now 16, after his release and expressed concern over a younger male sibling also living in the house.

Police said Dessart travelled to Belgium to arrange documents for the marriage and would return to Cambodia in the next few weeks.

Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Belgian Philippe Dessart to 18 years in prison for child sex abuse, finding that the 47-year-old former teacher was an incorrigible repeat sex offender.

A Belgian court convicted Dessart of child rape and torture in 1994, sentencing him to five years, of which he served three.

Frederic Huyghe said that his brother Pierre, one of Dessart’s three Belgian victims, had expressed relief when told of the verdict but felt concern for the family of his Cambodian victim. “I know it ate at my father for years,” Huyghe said.

Dessart was arrested April 10 at a Phnom Penh guesthouse in the company of a boy, then 13 years old, who authorities said was naked and had engaged in sexual relations with Dessart for two to three years.

In his verdict, Ke Sakhorn said Dessart paid the victim’s family for access to the boy, whom he repeatedly abused. The Belgian had recanted an incriminating confession to police in an effort to escape prosecution, the judge said. “Philippe Dessart was incorrigible when he came to Cambodia and committed debauchery against the boy,” he added.

Dessart’s defense team had hammered away at length at the prosecution’s case, pointing out that all testimony implicating Dessart had been recanted and that police searched Dessart’s room without a warrant and provided no physical evidence. Dessart testified that police had offered to help him if he confessed to the crime.

However Keo Thea, deputy director of the municipal anti-trafficking police, said Dessart had freely confessed during interrogation and even acted out his relations with the boy.

“He said he wanted to marry [the boy] and I said only in the future when he becomes an adult,” Keo Thea testified.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

David Elliman – Repeat Sex Offender – Indefinite Sentence Imposed


A CONVICTED paedophile who groomed a 15-year-old schoolboy for sex after befriending him on an internet social networking site has been locked up indefinitely.

David Elliman, 27, had only been released from prison for earlier offences of child abuse three weeks before he posed as a 17-year-old youth and asked to be a friend of the schoolboy on his “Bebo” account, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

The following day Elliman had arranged to meet the boy at Ipswich Railway Station and had then taken him back to his hotel room and sexually assaulted him.

Elliman, who had been staying at the Station Hotel, Ipswich, admitted offences of sexual grooming and sexual assault.

Judge John Holt passed an indeterminate prison sentence on Elliman for public protection and said he would have to serve at least two years in prison before he could be considered for release by the parole board.

Sentencing Elliman the judge said he had groomed the boy by means of the Bebo social networking site on the internet.

He said it was clear from text messages seen by the police that Elliman intended that the meeting between him and the boy should be the first of several similar encounters.

He said Elliman had been jailed for 15 months in 2005 for three offences of sexual assault on boys aged 12 and 14 and for possessing indecent images of children.

He had been subject to an extended period of licence on his release and had subsequently been returned to prison for two breaches of his licence which arose out of him befriending a child and being seen near a children’s play area.

Elliman had been released from prison on February 25 this year and the offences currently before the court had taken place three weeks later on March 14.

Judge Holt said a probation report on Elliman said there had been an escalation in the seriousness of his offending and considered that he posed a serious risk of causing harm to children in the community.

In addition to jailing Elliman the judge imposed a Sexual Offences Prevention Order restricting his future use of the internet and contact with children under 16.

He was also ordered to sign on the Sex Offenders’ Register.

Patricia Doggett, prosecuting, said that after taking the boy to his hotel room Elliman had pushed the boy backwards on the bed before removing his jeans and underwear and performing a sex act on him.

Afterwards the boy had caught a bus home and had later been contacted by Elliman on MSN asking him if he had enjoyed himself and asking if would like to do it again, said Miss Doggett.

Thereafter there had been some communication between Elliman and the boy concerning a jacket the boy wanted Elliman to buy him because he thought he had been “used” by him.

Roger Thomson for Elliman said his client’s previous offending clearly aggravated the current offences.

He said that Elliman hadn’t restrained the boy.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Scottish paedophile nets Prison time for Perverts

Top, from left: Colin Slaven, Craig Boath, James Rennie, Neil Campbell, (bottom, from left) Ross Phillip Webber, John Patrick Murphy, John Milligan and Neil Strachan, who have all been found guilty of a catalogue of child pornography and abuse charges

Six members of a paedophile gang have been sent to prison for a total of more than 40 years for conspiring to abuse children and for owning and distributing grotesque images and videos of abuse.

Police and prosecutors expressed grim satisfaction at the length of the sentences meted out to three of the men, who were found guilty of conspiracy. The verdicts in the case, which has made set a legal precedent in Scotland, and the 17-year sentence imposed on John Milligan signals a significant tightening of the law to deal with sex offenders

Milligan, a 44-year-old civil servant from Glasgow, was found with 75,289 photographs and moving images of child sex abuse, and was “at the heart of this most serious conspiracy and a very major player,” said judge Lord Bannatyne, passing sentence. Milligan’s co-conspirators, Craig Boath from Dundee and Ross Webber, from North Berwick, received sentences of nine years and nine months and eight years and nine months respectively.

“The conspiracy charge in this case accurately reflected the actions of the accused and the full extent of their criminal behaviour which went far beyond the sharing of indecent photographs” said Morag McLaughlin, area procurator fiscal for Lothian and Borders.

“The charge highlighted how these individuals connected and planned to share children for sexual gratification, the individual parts and joint parts each played in that joint venture and the common goal that they sought. The charge of conspiracy makes clear that agreeing to take part in this kind of activity is itself an offence and can be struck at by the law, even if the agreement is not followed through.”

The other men were convicted of the lesser charges of distributing, possessing and making indecent images. Neil Campbell, 46, a bell-ringer at Jordanhill parish church in Glasgow, was jailed for three years and four months. A married man, Campbell was formerly a Church of Scotland elder.

John Murphy, a receptionist at a gay sauna in Glasgow was jailed for two years, and Colin Slaven, a 24-year-old IT worker from Edinburgh was jailed for three years, a year of which was for contempt of court, after he arrived at court drunk during the trial.

The judge said all the offences were of the most serious nature, involving real children. “Many of the photographs, involved children being sexually abused, often in the most appalling ways,” said Lord Bannatyne. “These are not victimless crimes. They are real victims of these offences, namely the children who are photographed and in many of these photographs are actually being abused. In many of the photographs the children were of tender years.”

Two other members of the gang, Neil Strachan, 41, and James Rennie, 38, a senior figure in youth work in Scotland, will be sentenced in seven weeks, for conspiracy and for other serious charges including the abuse of a three-month-old baby, left in Rennie’s care by close friends who had no knowledge of his abusive activities. Both men face the prospect of life sentences.

Detective Inspector Stuart Hood, who heading the 18-month police investigation, codenamed Algebra, said yesterday’s sentences sent a clear message to other offenders that the Scottish legal system “worked very well” and would hold them to proper account.

However, beyond the sheer volume of sickening images which were seized – totalling more than 125,000 photographs and videos – and the shocking “chatlogs” which recorded brutal details of abuse in internet conversations between the men. Mr Hood said officers found other aspects of the case disturbing, notably the level of deception involved.

None of the six men had previous convictions for sex offences, and all led apparently respectable, middle-class lives. Each one was involved in the “skilled deceit” of friends and family, in a way which was profoundly disturbing, he said.

The convictions stemmed from one of the most complex investigations ever carried out by Lothian and Borders Police. The gang were traced because Strachan forgot to remove a hard drive from a broken work computer he had sent for repair. It revealed hundreds of shocking images, and a record of internet conversations and e-mail addresses. An international investigation tracked down his friends and associates, an operation which involved computer experts in America and the UK, the FBI, and a former MI5 expert in radio technology.

The investigation indentified about 200 offenders across the globe and information on around 70 other people was sent to police forces throughout the UK as a result of the inquiry.

The images which had been recovered would “repulse any reasonable human being” said Mr Hood. “As an investigator it is often difficult to reconcile why individuals resort to this abhorrent behaviour. Despite this, Algebra has taught us many lessons and we will use these to target those who seek to commit these crimes.

“Technology is advancing all the time, we will use every tool at our disposal to make sure anyone involved in this kind of activity is identified and brought to justice,” he added.

Lord Bannatyne imposed extended sentences on the men sentenced yesterday, to provide extra protection for the public. Offenders on extended sentences remain on licence for a number of years after their release and should they fail to comply with the conditions of the licence, they can be re-arrested.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”
………Sarah Tofte

Patrick Brendon Smith – Repeat Sex Offender – Court did not know of previous convictions


A child rapist only received a year sentence for attacking a paper girl because a court was unaware of his previous convictions, it has emerged.

Patrick Brendon Smith was jailed for 12 years in Ireland for attacks, and then another six years for more offences.

A judge said he was “very concerned” the UK police computer had been updated but the courts had not been informed.

Smith was given an indefinite sentence at Caernarfon Crown Court for trying to groom two girls for sex in Wrexham.

Probation officials admit there were “gaps” in information when it came to housing him at a hostel in the town.

Smith, 44, pleaded guilty to the grooming charges last month, sparking a protest at the Plas y Wern probation hostel in Plas Madoc by angry residents.

They have been bitterly opposed to the centre housing known sex offenders so close to the housing estate.

The Probation Service, which runs the Plas y Wern hostel said the case had “highlighted a number of issues including the fact that there were gaps in the information supplied to north Wales probation area about Smith’s offending background”.

But BBC Wales has discovered that the courts which dealt with him when his was last jailed in Lancashire were also unaware of Smith’s horrific past.

Smith, who is originally from County Meath in Ireland, was jailed for 12 years in 1998 after being convicted of raping a seven-year-old girl.

Smith then set up home in Blackpool in 2008, shortly after being released from a further six year jail sentence in Ireland for sexual attacks on a 13-year-old girl and a 58-year-old woman.

Living in the seaside town under the name of Patrick Reilly, within weeks he dragged a 13-year-old paper girl to the ground while on her early morning round, demanded sex and threatened to kill her.

He was arrested and finally sentenced in October 2008.

A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service told BBC Wales: “This person was prosecuted under the name of Patrick Reilly, and we were not aware of his previous convictions.

“In this case, we didn’t have any information.”

However, it emerged at Friday’s sentencing hearing at Caernarfon Crown Court, that prior to being sentenced in Preston, information about Smith’s rape offences had been updated on to the UK’s police national database.

“The information reached the police national computer, but the court was not informed of its existence for a reason for which there is no explanation,” said the sentencing judge in Caernarfon, Merfyn Hughes QC.

He said that he was “very concerned” about the issue.

Responding to the case, a spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: “”We note the comments made by the judge in this case.

“Cleary, we will always look to see if lessons can be learned from individual cases but we would make the point that at the time of concluding our files for the Crown Prosecution Service we provided all of the information that was currently available to us.”

‘Significant risk’

The court heard that Smith was arrested at the Plas y Wern hostel in January this year, after trying to persuade a 12-year-old and a 13-year-old girl to meet him in a pub car park at Acrefair.

He offered to “take them for a spin” in his car, and offered to buy them alcohol, said prosecutor Andrew Green.

“They said no because they had school the next day,” said Mr Green.

“However, he persisted and they agreed to meet him later that week.”

But one of the girls “went straight home and told her mother what had happened”, added the prosecution.

Smith pleaded guilty to two offences of trying to arrange or facilitate sexual activity with a child.

Sentencing, Judge Hughes said Smith’s previous convictions and pre-sentence reports convinced him that the sex offender was a “significant risk of serious harm” to the public.

He said an assessment of Smith placed him at a “very high risk of reoffending, a high risk of sexual offending, and it is believed that the risk to young females is very high”.

The judge said he would be imposing a sentence of imprisonment for public protection.

It means Smith must serve a minimum jail term of two years and three months before he can apply for parole.

However, a parole board must then consider whether he still poses a risk, and Smith will stay in prison until he is no longer a public threat.

“A considerable amount of time would be required before you have addressed your factors to a sufficient degree,” added Judge Hughes.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Lee Tibbetts – Teacher arrested for child molestation – School enabled him

Investigators say any time a child alleges abuse, they take it seriously and so should adults – especially educators.


Indianapolis – An IPS teacher has been arrested for child molestation.

John Marshall Community High School math teacher Lee Tibbetts was placed on administrative leave by Indianapolis Public Schools with pay during the investigation. Metro police sex crimes detective Greg Norris arrested Tibbetts after a thorough investigation, but the case is far from over.

Tibbetts, 33, faces five counts of child molestation and he was also arrested for one count of child solicitation involving a second student last year. One of Tibbetts’ 13-year-old male students claims he was repeatedly molested by the teacher in classrooms at the school.

“Alleging that he engaged in improper conduct during school hours on school property,” said IMPD Sgt. Paul Thompson.

The student also claims Tibbetts threatened to fail him if he ever told anyone.

Eyewitness News has now learned that IPS is investigating how another teacher handled information when the 13-year-old told her about the abuse in March. A school administrator also allegedly scorned Tibbetts after finding him and the boy in a locked classroom, but never suspected misconduct.

But now, sex crimes detectives are convinced that Tibbetts crossed the line.

“Because that’s where this case has gone from the beginning. We had one victim that had come forward, the complaint had been filed and the investigation was initiated. After that investigation was initiated, we heard additional complaints, at least one that has been verified of which he has been arrested for,” said Sgt. Thompson.

The investigation is ongoing, since detectives believe there is a possibility of other victims. Tibbetts first came under investigation in August 2008 when a 15-year-old boy complained to his mother about the teacher’s sexual advances.

“Asking him about his sexual preference, placing his hand on his knee, offering money. Stuff he should not have done as a teacher,” said the victim’s mother.

But the school dismissed the case, telling the boy’s mother the allegations were unfounded.

Months later, the 13-year-old boy came forward. Former Principal Jeff White believes the students.

“The kids who came forward, I would say that they were pretty honest with what they were conveying to me,” White said.

White said he suspected the teacher all along and didn’t trust him alone with students.

“Everyone is innocent until proven guilty,” White said. “But as a precaution with students, I wanted him removed.”

Investigators say any time a child alleges abuse, they take it seriously and so should adults – especially educators.

“It needs to be brought to the attention of law enforcement immediately so we can investigate,” Sgt. Thompson said.

Police believe there may be more victims waiting to come tell their own story.

“Once this is out in the media, there’s always the possibility of someone else coming forward and additional charges and investigation,” Sgt. Thompson said.

Tibbetts denies any wrongdoing, including improper contact with the victims. As part of their investigation, detectives are looking at the teacher’s computer and phone records. He will make his first court appearance next week.

Antoine Louis Johnson – MySpace Predator – Updated


There’s new information about a Gwinnett County church volunteer accused of child molestation. Another person has come forward, saying he was a victim.

“During the course of the investigation there was always the possibility of a third victim,” said Gwinnett County Police Corp. David Schiralli. “Through the investigation they determined there was a third victim.”

Gwinnett County police said Antoine Louis Johnson setup a fake profile on MySpace and was posing as a 16-year-old girl. The boy’s mother said the girl, named Kristen, befriended her son on MySpace last summer.

The Dacula mother said she couldn’t be happier Johnson is behind bars. She said the 26-year-old man has been sexually molesting her 13-year-old boy and killed a part of her child.

The boy’s mother said Johnson picked up her son, took him to a vacant home where, she said, Johnson sexually assaulted her son. She said it didn’t stop there. Johnson blackmailed her son into meeting him at least three other times.

Johnson had been volunteering with the youth at Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula the last two years. Administrative Pastor David Baker said Johnson was terminated as soon as they learned of his arrest.

Baker said as of right now, they do not believe there are any alleged victims in their congregation.

As for the alleged victim’s mother, she has a message for parents.

“Watch your children. Make time for it,” she said.

Police said Johnson is being without bond.

Ronaldo Gonzalez charged with rape – wife Catalina arrested for enabling the sick freak


GEORGETOWN, Del.– Authorities say a Georgetown man is facing rape and related charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Investigators also arrested his wife who they say knew about what happened but failed to report it.

Georgetown police say the Division of Family Services informed the department that a 13-year-old girl had disclosed that she had been sexually assaulted by 35-year-old Ronaldo A. Gonzalez. According to police, during an interview with the Children’s Advocacy Cente the child stated that Gonzalez had digitally penetrated her in October 2008.

Police say that during an interview with Gonzalez, he admitted to the allegation that the girl had brought forward. Gonzalez was charged with second-degree rape and felony endangering the welfare of a child. He was jailed in lieu of bond and is also being held on an immigration detainer.

Investigators also arrested Gonzalez’s wife, 38-year-old Catalina Gonzalez, also of Georgetown. Police say Catalina admitted to investigators that Ronaldo had disclosed to her that he had touched the child inappropriately. According to police, Catalina failed to contact authorities and alert them of the sexual contact between her husband and the child.

Catalina Gonzalez was charged with felony endangering the welfare of a child. She was released on an unsecured bond pending a future court date.

Wesley Wayne Miller – Repeat Sex Offender – Killer heads back to prison

FORT WORTH — Wesley Wayne Miller, one of Tarrant County’s most notorious sexual predators and killers, is headed back to prison.

Miller, 46, violated terms of his civil commitment order by having a romantic relationship with a female jailer at a Tarrant County facility where he was housed after his release from prison.

For that violation and two others, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday under a plea agreement.

Before the plea was finalized, prosecutors consulted with the sister of Miller’s 1982 murder victim and with another woman he attempted to rape, said prosecutor Alana Minton.

Miller, a former Castleberry High School football star, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the stabbing death of Retha Stratton, an 18-year-old Castleberry cheerleader. He later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison on an unrelated charge of burglary with intent to commit rape.

Over two decades, he was repeatedly released on mandatory supervision under a state law in effect when he was sentenced. Each time, he was sent back because he refused to participate in sex-offender counseling or was accused of another crime, including stalking a Wichita Falls woman.

In 2006, Miller became the first convicted murderer to be civilly committed under a 1999 law, which was expanded in 2006 to include killers with sexually motivated conduct.

That meant that Miller, after he was released from prison in 2007, had to live in supervised housing, follow a long list of rules and be supervised by the Council on Sex Offender Treatment.

After initially being sent to another facility, he was housed in Tarrant County’s Cold Springs unit. Last May, he was charged with violating the rules by having a relationship with a 21-year-old jailer. He was then transferred to the county’s downtown facility, where he was charged with two other violations — visiting with his father and brother, who had been taken off his approved-visitors list.

Miller’s attorney, Curtis Fortinberry, contended that the charges should be thrown out because the civil commitment rules did not apply because he was living in a secure facility.

Judge Mike Thomas denied Fortinberry’s motion to quash the indictments.

After his ruling, Fortinberry said Miller agreed to plead guilty to all three charges in exchange for concurrent 10 years sentences. If he had been convicted by a jury, he faced 20-year sentences on each of the three charges because of his prior convictions, Fortinberry said.

Because prosecutors were asking that the three sentences be served consecutively, Miller was looking at 60 years in prison if he hadn’t taken the plea, he said.

However, Miller will not be eligible for parole on his 10-year sentence under terms of the civil commitment law, Minton said. That means he will have to serve all 10 years, she said.

Miller will be allowed to appeal the judge’s ruling on the motion. Fortinberry said he hopes an appellate court will rule that the civil commitment law is unconstitutional.

“We’re looking for some appellate court to clarify the law,” he said. “If they declare it unconstitutional, the Legislature will clean it up and make it right. It’s a good law. It serves its purpose, but the way it’s written does not.”

Minton disagrees.

“He’s saying that because Mr. Miller is housed at Cold Springs, he is being confined; therefore the rules don’t apply,” she said. “But the law doesn’t say that. It says he can be housed in any facility the Council of Sex Offender Treatment say he can and he has to follow the civil commitment rules.

“Mr. Miller was aware of what his requirements were under his civil commitment. He knowingly violated those requirements and this is the consequence.”

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

Robert L. Webster – Arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography

At least 29 such files were found on the hard drives, and one of the files was part of a known child sexual exploitation series, according to the papers.


A 35-year-old man was arrested last week for distributing child pornography on computers at his Felton home, police said.

Robert L. Webster of Fox Chase Drive was arrested early Thursday as the result of an online undercover investigation by the State Police Child Predator Task Force.

During a search, police seized six desktop computers, six laptops, 11 hard drives and other digital material, said police Sgt. Walter Newton.

Webster was charged with 29 counts of using a computer to unlawfully depict a child engaging in a prohibited sexual Act, Newton said.

Webster was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover and is being held on $870,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday morning.

According to court records, police found Webster in his bedroom in the home’s basement, where a workstation with a desktop computer was found. Webster admitted he was the only resident to use the computer, the papers say.

Webster also admitted to using LimeWire, a file-sharing program, to download the pornographic images, some of children as young as 3 or 4 years old, the papers say.

At least 29 such files were found on the hard drives, and one of the files was part of a known child sexual exploitation series, according to the papers.