45°F
weather icon Clear

Cyber-tip leads to man’s child porn arrest

A tip from the National Center for Missing &Exploited Children led local detectives to a man who allegedly downloaded child pornography onto a friend’s computer and then emailed the material to himself.

Joseph Carberry, 31, was arrested in Las Vegas Tuesday after detectives visited a Pahrump home looking for him first.

Police learned of Carberry after visiting a Pahrump address for a woman connected to an IP address serviced by Digis Internet that was supposedly used on March 16 to download an image of a young girl performing oral sex on an adult.

The image was downloaded and then emailed from a Google email address used by Carberry. Google eventually canceled Carberry’s account and notified the center for exploited children about the suspicious image.

When police arrived at the Pahrump home, an adult son of the woman who owned the residential Internet account told police that Carberry had visited the home numerous times, used the computer and even received a Hotmail account formerly used by one of the residents. That Hotmail account was allegedly used to receive the illicit image.

According to an arrest report on the matter, the witness told police that Carberry had issues with child pornography in the past. The witness told police Carberry had previously downloaded anime depictions of children engaging in sex acts and that years before Carberry admitted to downloading pornographic images of children as “a joke.”

The witness told police where they could find Carberry in Las Vegas.

The suspect was located at a home he shared with his mother and sister. Confronted by detectives, Carberry allegedly admitted to downloading the image onto his friend’s computer and sending it to himself. He told police that “he was just curious.” He also turned over a media storage device containing what appeared to be at least 100 images of child pornography he had downloaded from an Internet website.

According to his arrest report, Carberry’s family had warned him to be careful online for “this very issue.”

The suspect was arrested on two criminal counts, possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

Thursday he remained in custody at the Nye County Detention Center in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Harry Reid: Switch to primaries everywhere, make Nevada first

Former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid said in a statement Sunday that the Democratic Party should abandon caucuses everywhere and switch to primary elections to nominate the president instead.

DEBRA J. SAUNDERS: Trump’s own criminal justice reform

President Donald Trump has done what criminal justice reforms have championed for years, but is it more about him than about justice?

Chamber of Commerce attracts new carnival provider

Though rain showers put a damper on Saturday’s flights during the three-day annual Pahrump Balloon Festival, the carnival portion was not affected.

Pahrump Arts Council hosts first ever art sale fundraiser

Facing an unexpected loss of funding through alleged embezzlement by a former board member, the Pahrump Arts Council has been hard at work striving to recoup some of that money.

Wells Fargo reaches $3 billion settlement over fake-accounts scandal

Wells Fargo &Co. entered into agreements with the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle investigations by both agencies over its fraudulent fake-account scandal.

Nevada had $60M in Medicaid overpayments, audit finds

The overpayments stemmed from undetected or unreported wage increases for recipients that either would have reduced benefit payments or terminated them from the program.

Nevadans urged to get Real IDs ahead of Oct. 1 deadline

As Oct. 1 creeps closer Nevada residents who haven’t gotten their Real ID are urged to step on it to avoid possible long lines.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Saturday, Feb. 22 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $11 million.

Nevada attorney general files lawsuit over ERA

After the state of Virginia’s vote to become the 38th and final state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) last month, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford filed a lawsuit in late January to ensure the amendment is added to the U.S. Constitution, which would guarantee equal rights for all women, according to a news release issued from Ford’s office.

Buttigieg takes Nye County with Sanders sweeping Nevada

The Nevada Democratic Caucus is now at an end and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been declared the winner in the Silver State, with a commanding lead at 6,788 county delegates, according to the state party’s results website.