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

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Jerry John Herbold By Jennifer Thomas Jerry John Herbold By Jennifer Thomas

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.