A Florida man made a disturbing discovery this week inside a used 2005 Grand Prix that he had recently purchased.
The unidentified car buyer was cleaning out his newly purchased vehicle when he told authorities that he discovered a cell phone full of child pornography, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The car had formerly belonged to sex offender Jesse Brown, 62, who had previously served sentences in prison for sexually abusing two 8-year-old girls, the Sentinel reported.
The 62-year-old then served an additional term for failing to register as a sex offender, after finishing his 19 years in prison.
At that time, Brown’s vehicle was towed and sold, ultimately ending up in the hands of an innocent buyer who discovered his cell phone.
After he was confronted by authorities, the 62-year-old admitted he hid the device in his trunk. He said that he stored about 100 graphic photos on the device, using it “as a crutch to keep form acting out physically against children,” records obtained by the Sentinel said.
Brown was arrested Monday and back in court on Tuesday.
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