If you're smooth enough to leave your stash of kiddy-porn in a photo kiosk at the pharmacy where you work, chances are you're gonna get in some trouble. That seems to be the case for a Phoenix man who prosecutors say did exactly that late last month.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced today that 49-year-old Michael Brown has been indicted on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.
Brown was arrested on June 29, after the manager of the Fountain Hills CVS where he worked found 13 photos of naked kids in a photo kiosk in the store.
Court documents obtained by New Times suggest that Brown apparently uploaded the photos to the kiosk early in the morning -- around 6:30, probably before too many people would be in the store.
About 10 p.m., the manager noticed there were two orders in the kiosk's queue that had not been printed.
The manager printed one of the orders and bam! Kiddy porn.
The manager realized they were Brown's photos and called police.
Police say the photos show a girl -- later determined by pediatricians to be less than 13-years-old -- naked and "posing seductively for the camera" in three of the 13 photos.
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According to the court docs, Brown admitted to downloading pornographic images of girls as young as 10-years-old and that on a regular basis he would bring the downloaded images to the CVS to print.
The photos found in the kiosk were just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Brown's stash of less-than-legal pornography.
While serving a search warrant at Brown's house police found more than 100 pornographic photos of young girls -- most under the age of 14 -- and flash-drives containing thousands of images of "child erotica."
Brown also admitted to having several boxes full of kiddy-porn, which were later seized by police, stashed in his house.