By Geena Martinez
MIDLAND – A Midland man caught with child pornography. U.S. Marshals tracked him down two hours away in Lubbock.
It started with an IP address and ended with Brett Anthony Schaffer in federal custody.
According to a criminal complaint, last month, Homeland Security agents discovered an IP address of someone who was using multiple accounts on the file sharing website Dropbox to store and share pictures of child porn.
Investigators traced those accounts to two email addresses belonging to Schaffer, one of which was named firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday morning, officials made their move and raided Schaffer’s house.
Neighbors told NewsWest 9, agents surrounded the house with weapons drawn but Schaffer was no where to be found.
According to the documents, Schaffer had moved out of his parents house a week before.
Agents tracked him down to Lubbock and that’s where he admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography on his laptop in Midland. Schaffer also told investigators he had child porn on his cell phone.
A booking photo for Schaffer was not available for release, however, he’s facing possession of child pornography charges.
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