Bloomfield man accused of child pornography charges
FARMINGTON — A Bloomfield resident is facing charges on accusations of distribution and possession of child pornography.
Jeffrey Wilson, 52, is accused of a third-degree felony count of sexual exploitation of children (by distribution) and a fourth-degree felony count of sexual exploitation of children (by possession), according to court records.
He is accused of downloading a computer file considered to be child pornography using the BitTorrent network and having another computer download the file, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.
Matthew Cockman, Wilson's public defender, did not respond to requests for comment.
The case was investigated by New Mexico Attorney General's Office and the San Juan County Sheriff's Office.
A special agent for the state AG's Office forwarded a report he had conducted to the Sheriff's Office. It was related to an IP address allegedly tied to Wilson's residence that shared a torrent that contained more than 300 files with one of them a video of child pornography.
The affidavit states the agent also completed a download of the torrent shared from the IP address allegedly tied to Wilson's residence.
A detective for the Sheriff's Office obtained and executed a search warrant on Aug. 24 for Wilson's residence in Bloomfield. Wilson admitted to police he had downloaded the child pornography, according to the affidavit.
Several electronic items, including four desktop computers and a laptop computer, were seized and placed into evidence.
A forensic search was conducted on one of the computers Wilson described as his main computer. A file that is alleged child pornography was found on Wilson's hard drive.
Wilson's case was bound over to district court on Thursday after he filed paperwork to waive his preliminary hearing, according to court documents.
He was released from the San Juan County Adult Detention Center Thursday on a $5,000 unsecured appearance bond.
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