PD: Phoenix man arrested after child porn found in home

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- A 52-year-old Phoenix man was arrested Tuesday after authorities reportedly found thousands of images and videos depicting child pornography inside his home.

Detectives from the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force identified that child pornography was being distributed from a residence in the area of 44th Street and McDowell Road, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

They served a search warrant on the home and interviewed Keith Greg Carlson, who lives there with his brother, according to court documents.

Police said Carlson admitted to possessing thousands of images and videos depicting female children between the ages of 7 and 12 being sexually abused.

Detectives reportedly found the images on a laptop computer and on CDs inside Carlson's bedroom.

Carlson denied sexually abusing any children known to him, according to court documents.

He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, a class two felony and a dangerous crime against children. His bond was set at $100,000.

Phoenix police said the investigation is ongoing, noting that Carlson traveled the country while working as a truck driver.

Carlson also admitted to using methamphetamine regularly, court documents say.

He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 4 for a status conference.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Detail at 623-466-1828 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO.