Police: Man forgot to delete child porn pics at store

NEWPORT, Ore. -- Police in Newport say a man tried to print off child porn pictures at a store, but forgot to delete them when the printing didn't work.

Police say that on January 11, Charles B. Norman, 58, of Newport, attempted to print pictures at a retailer that appeared to contain nude photos of young girls.

Authorities say Norman was not successful in printing the photos, and he left the store.

Police say the pictures he attempted to print were left visible on the screen. An employee recognized the pictures as inappropriate conduct, and reported the incident to police.

During the investigation, authorities say Norman was identified by witness statements and surveillance videos.

Investigators reviewed the images obtained from the retailer, and confirmed there were numerous images that contained illegal content.

A search warrant was executed on Norman’s residence, where a computer and other electronic storage devices were seized.

Police say Norman admitted to downloading sexually explicit photos of young girls from his work computer, and stored the images on the electronic devices seized during the search warrant. Norman’s work computer was also seized.

Officials say Norman told police that he estimated his collection of photos of children contained about 1,000 images.

Norman was arrested and charged by police with eight counts of second degree encouraging child sex abuse, possessing photos with sexually explicit conduct involving a child, first degree encouraging child sex abuse and knowingly developing, duplicating, publishing, printing photos with sexually explicit conduct involving a child.

His bail was set at $1,200,000.