Child porn found on cell phone left at Dairy Queen - WKRN News 2

Child porn found on cell phone left at Dairy Queen

Posted: Updated: July 6, 2012 2:46 PM CDT
Casey Basham, 23, was arrested Saturday and charged with 24 counts of child pornography. Casey Basham, 23, was arrested Saturday and charged with 24 counts of child pornography.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -

A Woodbury man was arrested and charged with possessing child pornography after leaving his cell phone containing the images at a Murfreesboro restaurant.

According to the Murfreesboro police arrest, Casey Basham, 23, left his phone at the Dairy Queen on South Rutherford Boulevard last Friday, June 29.

The person who found the phone looked through the pictures saved on the device, found several photos of children engaged in sexual acts and called police.

In total, 24 images of child pornography were discovered.

The cell phone was traced to Basham, who admitted to downloading the photos from the Internet for "sexual gratification," according to the report.

He was charged with 24 counts of possession of child pornography and booked into the Rutherford County jail Saturday.

He remained jailed in lieu of $250,000 as of Friday afternoon.

Basham's court date is set for August 21.

Murfreesboro police urge parents if their children have had contact with Basham to notify the lead investigator Wayne Lawson at 615-849-2670.

"We may have some other victims out there that we don't know about," said Major Clyde Adkison, a spokesperson with the Murfreesboro Police Department, "We'd definitely like to interview them and at the least, interview the child with the parent."

Major Adkison also said investigators confiscated another electronic device in Basham's possession but could not elaborate further on what may have been on there.

Major Adkison credited the quick thinking of the manager at Dairy Queen for helping them arrest Basham, "That was luck for us, because here again, we've got a potential suspect out there, that has porn on their electronic device that we would not have know about."

The owner of the Dairy Queen did not want to go on camera but told Nashville's News 2 he is proud his employee did the right thing and called police.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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