Delray Man Charged With 37 Counts Of Kiddie Porn Possession

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Dropbox Called Cops, Comcast Confirmed User Address

James Austin, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A man who allegedly uploaded child pornography to Dropbox was turned into authorities by the storage service which reported the upload to the Internet Crimes again Children Task Force.

Authorities, with the help of DropBox and Comcast, traced the upload to an IP address in the 1300 Block of SW 10th Avenue in Delray Beach. The IP address, according to Comcast, was assigned to a woman in an apartment complex. When police asked her if she knew the name on the Dropbox Account — James Austin — she pointed them to a man who lived in an upstairs apartment.

Austin was allegedly using her WiFi to download and upload child pornography.

According to the police report, Austin used the email address “yourmother44@protonmail.com.”

Police say that Austin acknowledged the child pornography on his computer, and also provided police with an iPhone that contained:

“21 photos from February 11, 2020. In these photos I viewed a brunette pre-pubescent white female wearing a plaid top. In multiple photos she is providing oral — to a male wearing a white shirt.”

“13 photos from February 11, 2020. In these photos I viewed a pre-pubescent white female providing oral — to an unknown adult male. The photos escalate to a point where there are photos of the unknown male ej——– on the child’s face.”

Adds the investigating officer in the arrest report:

“It should be noted that also located on the Apple iPhone provided to me from Austin there is an album titled “DropBox.” This album contains hundreds of images of child pornography between the dates fo January 7, 2006 through June 9, 2019.”

“Due to the above facts, probable cause exists to charge the defendant, James Robert Austin III, with 36 counts of POSSESS, CONTROL OR INTENTIONALLY VIEW A SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY A CHILD, pursuant to FSS 827.071 (5)(a).

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