South Ogden man faces 30 child porn felonies

Thursday , July 03, 2014 - 2:19 PM

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OGDEN — A South Ogden man was booked into Weber County Jail early Thursday morning for allegedly possessing dozens of child pornography images.

David McColley, 60, was arrested just after 3 a.m. after police say they found 50 child pornography images on an external hard drive that was in his bedroom. He is charged with 30 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, all second-degree felonies.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children opened the investigation in May when they "received a complaint from an adult website that a user uploaded a digital file of child pornography," according to the probable cause affidavit filed against McColley.

The file was traced to McColley's address at 5441 S. 975 East, the affidavit states. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force of the Utah Attorney General Office's served a search warrant at McColley's home, where they reportedly found the hard drive containing the illegal images.

McColley allegedly admitted to uploading child pornography and to possessing the hard drive. He also "cooperated in providing the password necessary to access the encrypted hard drive," according to the affidavit.

"It was determined that only (McColley) accessed the device(s) containing child pornography and that he had saved them," the affidavit states.

McColley is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday in Ogden before 2nd District Judge Michael DiReda. Bail has been set at $10,000 for each of McColley's 30 charges.

Contact reporter Ben Lockhart at 801-625-4221 or blockhart@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Lockhart. Like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/blockhartSE.

 

 

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