Man accused of loading child porn to social site
The photos a 28-year-old Tacoma man was posting to social media have resulted in three criminal charges.
Tacoma police said Daniel Velez uploaded at least three images of naked children to his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The News Tribune
Instagram closed the account before police began investigating. The status of the Twitter account was unknown.
When detectives asked Velez about any pornographic material he might have, he said “I have my porn,” and “claimed he cannot tell how old everyone is,” according to charging papers.
Detectives estimated the children shown in Velez’s photos were 8 to 14 years old.
Pierce County prosecutors charged Velez with three counts of viewing depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He has not yet been arraigned.