Best Buy employees find child porn on laptop; Mesa man arrested

Jerry John Herbold

Credit: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

Jerry John Herbold

Print
Email
|

by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Updated Thursday, May 22 at 7:13 PM

MESA, Ariz. – A Mesa man was arrested after Best Buy employees found child pornography on his laptop computer, according to police.

Jerry John Herbold, 38, faces two charges of sexual exploitation of a minor. His bond was set at $30,000.

Best Buy employees called police on Saturday after technicians found the pictures while transferring electronic data on Herbold's laptop at his request, according to court documents.

Detectives said the images showed males who appeared to be under the age of 18 performing sexual acts.

Detectives contacted Herbold Sunday morning. According to court records, he admitted to downloading the images onto his computer.

He is due in court for a preliminary hearing on May 29.

Print
Email
|