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Man arrested for child porn after neighbor borrows laptop and ‘finds nude photos of his 10-year-old sister’

March 31, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Man arrested for child porn after neighbor borrows laptop and ‘finds nude photos of his 10-year-old sister’

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Police have arrested a 65-year-old Texas man on child porn charges after a young family friend who borrowed his computer found nude pictures of his 10-year-old sister on it.

Joe Garza, Jr. was charged with possession of child porn and sexual abuse of two children, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

After he had lent the computer to the family friend, they confronted Garza with the pictures and called the police

Garza was arrested on March 3rd. Prosecutors initially charged him with possession of child porn and sexual abuse of the 10-year-old girl.

However, on Tuesday additional charges were filed that accuses Garza of also assaulting the victim’s older sister years ago.

Garza remains in custody at Tarrant County Jail with bail at $145,000.

Investigators said that the story began weeks ago when the girls’ brother had a broken hard drive on his computer.

Joe Garza, Jr (above), 65, was charged with possessing child pornography and sexual abuse of two young children

The boy asked Garza if he could borrow his laptop.

“When he hooked it up, he saw a folder on there,” Domingo Martinez, a Fort Worth officer working for the North Texas Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, stated.

“Curious, he looked at it and saw pictures of his sister. The boy returned the computer to Garza and told his parents,” Marinez added.

The boy’s mother asked her to son ask for the computer again so that he could show her the pictures.

The boy then gave the computer back to the man as if nothing happened.

The mother sent a message to Garza asking to speak with him.

Garza came over to her house and was shown the pictures.

“They talked for two hours. I don’t know if he admitted it, but he said he had a problem and asked her not to call the police and that he would disappear and not come back,” Martinez added.

Garza is being held at Tarrant County Jail (above) in Fort Worth, Texas, with bail set at $145,000 (Google)

With Garza still at her house, the mother messaged her older daughter to call the police.

When the police arrived at the mother’s residence, Garza was still present.

Authorities began to question him, and Garza confessed to sexually abusing the 10-year-old and taking pictures and videos of her.

Garza then admitting to molesting the victim’s older sister when she was 10 or 11 years old.

The older sister confirmed Garza’s admission, telling investigators that she was sexually assaulted.

She said that Garza blindfolded her during the abuse.

The younger sister told authorities that Garza purchased her gifts and gave her money. She said that Garza urged her not to tell her parents.

Police believe that both girls were abused for over one year.

Martinez said that police carried out a search of Garza’s computer and found pictures and videos of both girls.

One of the videos shows a girl whose description fits the older sister.

The girl is hanging upside down in the dining room from a white rope.

Police said that a search of Garza’s residence revealed swing -like contraption with a white rope hanging from it.

Detectives are trying to ascertain if there are additional victims.

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