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Bloomington Man Arrested After Downloading Child Porn From Library Computer

Last updated on Thursday, December 6, 2012

(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington police went to the Monroe County Public Library on West Kirkwood Ave., Monday morning after receiving a call about a man viewing child pornography on a library computer.

25-year-old Paul A. Decker, of Bloomington, admitted to police he had been downloading nude photographs of young boys from a website to a flash drive.

Bloomington Police Department Detective Sgt. John Kovach says a library security guard stumbled upon Decker while Decker had images active on the browser.

When the guard observed the material was of child pornography, he asked Decker to step away from the computer and report to the security desk.

Police arrived and took Decker to the police station, where he was questioned by investigators.

Kovach says Decker told police that because he does not have Internet access at his home, he has been resorting to the library computers to manage his child porn collection and transfer the content to a flash drive so he may view it on his personal computer.

The case is still under investigation.

In the meantime, Decker faces preliminary charges of child exploitation and possession of child pornography.

Authorities seized Decker's computer, flash drive and cell phone. Kovach says the computer is undergoing forensic analysis to further determine how many pictures there are.

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