Registered sex offender accused of possessing child porn images on laptop

Clarence Eugene Pope, 48, is charged with possession of child pornography.

September 6, 2012 12:19:53 PM PDT
A registered sex offender is accused of possessing around 150 images of child pornography on his computer.

According to court documents, police began an investigation into allegations that Clarence Eugene Pope sold a computer to a citizen in December 2010 that contained a web history with visits to numerous child pornography sites. Investigators say their analysis on the computer was completed in March 2011 and confirmed a web history and keywords showing Pope had accessed child porn sites.

Then in March 2012, investigators obtained a search warrant for Pope's residence in northwest Houston and confiscated his laptop computer. They say the found around 150 images of child pornography on Pope's laptop, as well as keyword searches commonly used in child pornography.

Pope, 48, is charged with possession of child pornography.

Court documents state Pope has two prior convictions -- one in 1983 and one in 1994.