LCPD charge man with sexual exploitation of children

LCPD charge man with sexual exploitation of children
courtesy Dona Ana County Detention Center
CrimeBeat
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 5:29pm

Las Cruces Police were able to arrest a man with three counts of sexual exploitation of children after they were able to trace his location from his Twitter account Internet Protocol address.

LCPD received a tip that a twitter user by the name of "webgremlin69" had posted sexually explicit photos of children. Detectives were able to trace the user's IP address to the home of 34-year-old Bradley Willt of 1804 Wyoming Ave. in Las Cruces.

On Tuesday, LCPD detectives executed a search warrant on Willt's apartment and allegedly found 80 printed photos of nude or partially nude girls, who were approximately seven to eight years old. Detectives also learned that Willt purchased a large amount of sexually explicit images from various websites and had collected thousands of child porn images on his computer's hard drive and downloaded onto CDs.

LCPD has reason to believe that Willt has communicated online through social media several children under the age of sixteen and has engaged in sexually-explicit conversations with them.

The Las Cruces Police Department is not aware of any local interaction with Willt, but anyone who may have been in such contact, or is suspicious of such interaction between Willt and a juvenile, is asked to contact detectives at (575) 526-0795 or by email at clcpdtips@las-cruces.org.

Willt was charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of children and has been booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center on a cash-only bond set at $500,000.

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