Over the course of almost four years, police charged in arrest warrants Monday afternoon, a Cary man duplicated pornographic computer files that showed children ranging from a newborn baby to an 8-year-old in sexual situations.
Andrew Stephen Lazetera, 27, of 24301 Havers Drive, was being held Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bail for a first court appearance on 18 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a child.
In the arrest warrants, police stated that Lazetera had the pictures between the beginning of 2011 and last Friday.
Friday, police went to Lazetera’s apartment with a search warrant and seized nine computers and a variety of disks and hard drives for storing computer files.
Detectives returned the search warrant to the Wake County court clerk’s office Monday.
Records show that they formally arrested Lazetera after bringing him to Cary police headquarters.
The arrest warrants describe pictures of children in sexual situations and say some involved children who appeared to be a few months old. Others involved children who detectives estimated were a few years old.
In one case, a warrant said a newborn’s umbilical cord was visible.
None of the children was identified, police said.