Facebook pictures lead to arrest of Phoenix man

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

PHOENIX -- A Phoenix man is facing ten counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after he allegedly uploaded child pornography pictures to Facebook.

In Aug. 2012 Facebook officials reported the images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The Facebook account was identified as belonging to Kenneth Cyrus, 36. An investigation revealed that the IP address used to access the Facebook profile was assigned to the Cyrus residence in the 14000 block of N. 20th Pl, near Cave Creek Rd. & Thunderbird Rd.

Police served a search warrant at the residence on Dec. 10, 2012 and said they found dozens of child pornography images on Cyrus's laptop computer.

According to police, Cyrus admitted that he viewed child pornography images once or twice a week on his laptop computer and saved them by taking pictures of the computer screen with his mobile phone.

Police said Cyrus told them he viewed the images because he was curious.

Cyrus is married with two young children.

His bond was set at $10,000.