A Point Roberts resident who worked as a psychologist in the Delta, B.C., school system has been charged with possessing child pornography.
William Brook reportedly had hundreds of pornographic photos and videos of children on his laptop and a flash drive found in his home, according to federal charges filed Thursday, May 8, in U.S. District Court in Seattle.
Homeland Security Investigations began looking into Brook in mid-April. Investigators obtained documents from PayPal showing Brook had purchased suspected child pornography, according to the charges.
On May 7, border agents stopped Brook as he was returning to Point Roberts from Canada. They found his school-issued laptop and a cellphone, but neither contained any pornographic images.
Brook appeared so nervous doing questioning that investigators felt he was hiding something. After some questioning, Brook eventually admitted he had exchanged photos of children online, and some of them were nude. He gave permission for investigators to look through his home computer, where they found explicit images and videos of children. They also found a 4-gigabyte thumb drive nearly full of what appeared to be child pornography, according to the charges.
His peer to peer file-sharing account had a description that read, "I love pre-teen/pubescent boys and young teens" with a note they should be no older than 14, according to the charges.
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