CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A West Chester man faces numerous charges after authorities found child pornography, contraband and fake military papers inside his home.
Carlin Alexander, 32, is charged with multiple counts of dissemination and possession of child porn, misrepresentation of military service/honors, tampering with physical evidence and more.READ MORE: Woman Killed After Shooting Inside Kensington Home, Police Say
According to the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, Chester County detectives and West Chester officers arrested Alexander on Thursday following a child pornography investigation that started earlier this year.
Authorities said they got tips about Alexander possessing images and video of child sex abuse on Snapchat and Discord. When investigators searched his home and seized his electronics, they found that many were set to factory settings.READ MORE: Cars Towed, Scrapped In Wilmington Leads To Federal Lawsuit
Investigators with the Chester County Computer Forensic Unit got into the devices and found “hundreds of thousands” of images showing child sex abuse, according to an affidavit. Authorities uncovered numerous videos of minors being raped.
In addition to the electronics, investigators discovered forged military service papers in Alexander’s home. One showed a dishonorable discharge from the U.S. Marines, while another shows an honorable discharge as a Marine Corporal. Alexander had a Marine dress uniform in his living room; the rank on the uniform was a sergeant.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Parking Authority Launching Pilot Program Targeting Illegally Parked Cars In Bike, Bus Lanes
A judge set Alexander’s bail to $130,000. He remains in Chester County Prison.