This guy never picked up his car after it got towed and when employees cleaned it out before auction day, they found shocking images on an SD Memory Card.
According to The Sun Sentinel:
A Palm Beach Gardens man is charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography after a tow-truck employee found a memory card in the man’s SUV that contained several pictures of a young girl being sexually assaulted, police say.
Nicholas Eaton Fogarty, 30, admitted to owning the card when police questioned him, according to an arrest report filed by a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office detective.
Tow company employees also found a gun belt, police lights, bullets and badges in the vehicle, according to the arrest report. No further details about these items were provided.
An employee with All Florida Towing found the SD memory card in Fogarty’s 2002 GMC Envoy and called authorities in October.
The tow company had towed the Envoy after it was involved in a crash on Sept. 4, 2012 in North Palm Beach. The next day, Fogarty went to the tow company to retrieve belongings from the vehicle, police said.
On Sept. 6, Fogarty’s mother called the tow company to pay for the storage fee for the Envoy by credit card but was told company doesn’t accept credit card numbers over the phone.
No further efforts were made by anybody to pay the storage fee and so the vehicle was put up for auction, the arrest report stated.
Before putting it up for sale, however, a tow company employee found several items inside the vehicle including an SD card, police said.
Two staffers at All Florida Towing viewed the contents of the card and were stunned to see a picture of a girl between 10 and 12 years old being sexually assaulted by a man. They called the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators executed a search warrant on the vehicle on Oct. 22.
On Wednesday, Sheriff’s Office detectives met with Fogarty, according to the arrest report. He allegedly admitted, after being read his rights, that he owned the card and received the child porn images by email, but did not delete them. He was arrested.
Fogarty was held Thursday in the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of a $70,000 bail.
SMH. We don’t think we’ll ever ‘understand’ the evil minds of child abusers.
Hope he rots in prison.
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