CRIME
01/22/2015 04:20 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Child Porn Allegedly Discovered On Daniel Garcia's Stolen Phone

A Houston man is behind bars after authorities allegedly discovered child porn on his stolen phone.

Daniel Garcia, 20, had his Galaxy Note 3 stolen some time last year. It was purchased in July by a woman at a Pagetel store.

The woman had no clue the phone was stolen merchandise and asked an employee to transfer her contacts and photos to the new phone, Click2Houston.com reports.

When she got home, the woman told police she looked at the photos and saw a few of her own pictures and a whole bunch she didn't recognize, showing naked children.

The woman took the camera to police, who determined that the phone originally belonged to Garcia, KHOU.com reports.

Investigators said many of the images were pornographic in nature and executed a search warrant of Garcia's home where they interviewed him.

Garcia allegedly admitted that he had owned the phone that held the images, but said it had been stolen, ABC11.com reports.

Police said he allegedly admitted downloading the pornographic images and that he has been viewing child pornography since he was 12 years old, according to Click2Houston.com.

During the investigation, detectives said they discovered Garcia had been inappropriately touching an 8-year-old girl since she was in kindergarten.

Garcia was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of child pornography and one count of indecency with a child. He remains behind bars on $90,000 bail.

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