Thousands of child porn images found on digital storage device

Thousands of child porn images found on digital storage device

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Wichita Falls Police said the discovery of thousands of child pornography images landed a man behind bars this week.

Officers arrested Joel Lavelle Calahan, 37, late Thursday morning, however, an investigation began in late May of 2016.

On May 28, 2016, detectives with the WFPD Crimes Against Children Unit were called out to investigate a person who may be in possession of child pornography.

An Evidentiary Search Warrant for the suspect's residence was executed on that day. Several digital storage devices were collected and sent for forensic analysis.

An ongoing review of the stored data revealed thousands of images of child pornography.

As of Friday afternoon, Calahan was no longer in the Wichita County Jail.

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