A Pearland police officer investigating child pornography in August reportedly discovered photos via a file sharing service that matched to a particular IP address. In November, an agent with the Department of Homeland Security subpoenaed the internet provider to determine the address and subscriber.
In January, officials checked the IP address again and discovered 250 child pornography images on the share file.
On January 13, a search warrant was executed at the home of Julian Moya, III. Moya reportedly admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography on his home computer. Police say they found hundreds of child pornography images during an examination of his computer.
Moya, 38, is charged with two counts of promotion of child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography. He has prior convictions for theft and driving without a license.