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Man Spills Gravy on Laptop and Takes It To Best Buy, Gets Arrested For Child Porn Polk County Jail/Special
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A man from Iowa didn’t really think the situation through after he was arrested for having images of child porn on his computer. How was the man caught? Well, 54-year-old Robert Leo Watson was sitting at home on Wednesday morning eating some biscuits with gravy, when he accidentally spilled some gravy on his laptop. Feeling dumb and useless, he decided to take his laptop to Best Buy so Geek Squad could take a look at it. But what this man didn’t think through, is that Geek Squad employees are pretty much genius’ and can get access to all your files.

So, there was the tech worker just doing his job, as per Watts request, transferring the files he had on his old computer to the new device. During the transfer, the employee noticed several images of what he believed were child pornography. The police were quickly contacted, and once both computers were complete, they were collected by De Moines police as evidence. The rest is history.

During an interview with police, the man allegedly told authorities he was the only person who used the computer, which was password protected. He also described several images that detectives found on the computer. Most of the pictures were stored in files named “13 year old” and “14 year old’s.” Watson main excuse as to why he had the pictures was because he “wanted to tell other people about them” and to warn them.  Of course, authorities didn’t buy his reasoning one bit, and arrested the man and charged him with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. As a first offense, the child porn possession charges are an aggravated misdemeanor.

Watson is being held at the Polk County Jail on a bond of $50,000 and is expected in court in May. As for the Best Buy employee, there was no comment after the arrest. But, surprisingly enough, according to the Public Relations Director for Best Buy, Paula Baldwin, Geek Squad employees discover child porn encounters on customers computers nearly 100 times each year! Which is really really terrifying and sick. These poor Geek Squad folk must see a lot of crap every day. Props, Geek Squad, and thank you for keeping these pedophiles out of the street!

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Silke  Jasso About the author:
Silke Jasso is a bilingual editor, writer, producer, and journalist specialized in online media. Born in Laredo Texas, her previous works include LareDOS Newspaper where she was an editor and writer and Entravision Communications where she was a Co-Anchor and Multi-Media Journalist for Fox39 News and Univision 27.
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