Police: Man Admits Having 1,500 Child Pornography Pictures

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An Evansville man faces multiple felony charges after authorities said they found at least 30 pornographic images of children a computer in his home.

Johnny Carte, 60, was booked in the Washington County Detention Center on Friday evening and has a bond amount of $25,000, according to the Sheriff’s Office website. Carte faces 30 felony charges of distributing, possessing or viewing child pornography and has a July 29 court date.

A preliminary police report said agents with the state’s Attorney General’s office served a warrant on Carte’s residence Thursday afternoon on the 22400 block of Hale Mountain Road in Evansville, a small town on the Oklahoma border in southwest Washington County. No one was home but officers found several computers and a forensic review of a laptop found 30 files that were considered child pornography, the report said.

The report said the images were of nude boys between the ages of 6-10. The report said the folder that contained the 30 images had more than 2,600 total images in it, although only 30 were previewed.

The report said Carte reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Friday and after waiving his right to having an attorney told officers he had more than 1,500 images on a laptop computer in his house. He told officers he had more images on other computers but was unsure of how many, the report said.

Officers wrote in the report that Carte told them he had a sexual attraction to young boys and had a history of sexually abusing children.

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