A Florida man charged with possessing child pornography reportedly told police that he isn’t a pedophile, he’s just a pervert, a “law-abiding pervert.”
The Smoking Gun reported that when investigators showed up to search his home, Anthony Coiro told them he knew they were there because he looked at “crazy” pornography on the internet, a practice that he anticipated could lead to trouble.
Police searched the 76-year-old’s home after getting a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A search of Coiro’s e-mail account had turned up “numerous images and videos of depictions of sexual performance by a child,” according to a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office report per Smoking Gun.
After confiscating Coiro’s computer, authorities found more than 4000 photos and videos depicting child pornography. Police arrested and charged him with 52 felony counts of possessing child pornography.
Coiro is currently in county jail being held without bond.