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Geek Squad turns man in on child porn charges

Posted October 19, 2010 11:40 a.m. EDT
Updated October 19, 2010 11:57 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal charge after technicians at Best Buy found child pornography on his computer, authorities said.

Devin Ray Norris, no age or address available, pleaded guilty to transportation of child pornography. He will be sentenced in January, when he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Norris took his desktop computer to Best Buy in Raleigh in December 2008 for repair, and the store's Geek Squad technicians contacted law enforcement officers after finding child pornography on the computer, prosecutors said.

Federal agents then searched the computer and found more than 3,000 pornographic images and 86 explicit videos, prosecutors said. An analysis of Yahoo! Messenger chats revealed that Norris planned to trade child pornography, prosecutors said.

Norris surrendered a second computer and several CDs to authorities, and they found hundreds of other pornographic images on the CDs, prosecutors said. That computer had already been scrubbed of all images and videos, they said.