Warrants detail child porn found on NCHP computer

James Warren Taylor

May 9, 2011 3:19:14 PM PDT
Apex police arrested 45-year-old James Taylor last week and charged him with 20 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Search warrants obtained by ABC11 Eyewitness News provide details about what police found and where they found it.

The morning after Taylor's May 5 arrest, police raided his home in an Apex subdivision. They confiscated a long list of items, including computers and computer related equipment.

A state official says one of the computers belonged to the Highway Patrol where Taylor worked as a civilian employee.

The search warrant is too graphic to quote, but it says the case was developed by a Cary police cybercrimes officer who was surfing the Web looking for people willing to share child porn files.

According to the warrant, the stash of porn on Taylor's computer was extensive and included scenes with children possibly as young as five, engaged in sex acts with both children and adults and bondage.

No one answered the door at the Taylor home when ABC11 knocked, but a neighbor yelled for us to leave and refused to talk. The neighbor said Taylor's wife was humiliated.

Although other neighbors refused to talk, they were more friendly and expressed concern for children in the area and for Taylor's young children who live in the home.

Taylor remains at the Wake County Jail under an $800,000 bond charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a child. His next court appearance is May 26.

The second degree charges mean he's suspected of passing the video and pictures around not creating them.

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