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Police: Man Who Had Nearly 1 Million Child Porn Images On Computer Arrested

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LEESBURG, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrest the man they say has downloaded the most child pornography in the state of Florida.

According to WFTV, the FDLE identified 51-year-old John Shearen last month while monitoring child porn. He was arrested earlier Thursday at his home while downloading more videos.

Police told the station that they found hundreds of thousands of child porn videos and images on his computer. They also found children’s clothes in his home.

“We were able to seize anywhere from 500,000 to 1 million images and videos,” FDLE Special Agent Jeff Duncan told WFTV. “They were stored on several computers and external hard drives to actually being transferred from the computers to separate DVDs, and he has a DVD collection of child pornography. So, we have a lot of work to do. Those initial cases will be charged today.”

Agents were also trying to figure out if any children were at his apartment. Shearen told the FDLE that he wears the children’s clothing.

Currently, Shearen faces 20 counts each of distribution and possession of child porn. Agents say more charges may be filed as they continue their investigation.

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