Police charge computer files sexually exploited children

From staff reportsApril 29, 2013 

Robert Lowell Cassidy

WAKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

— Police on Saturday charged Robert Lowell Cassidy, 57, of 1713 Glengate Drive with 10 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor involving computer files.

According to arrest warrants, police said Cassidy had three computer videos showing pre-pubescent girls in sexual situations on April 6, three on April 18, three on April 23 and one on Saturday, when they arrested him at his home.

Cassidy was being held on $200,000 bail pending a court appearance Monday.

Police agencies have been using sophisticated Internet search tools in recent years to track people who use video-sharing sites, and that has led to several charges like the one filed against Cassidy.

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