Google is credited with alerting authorities to a Nashville man’s account containing more than 200 sexual images and videos of children, Metro police say.
Isaiah Aaron Hayes, 35, was charged Monday with sexual exploitation of a minor.
According to an arrest affidavit, Google became aware in November 2018 of explicit images and videos stored in Hayes’ account.
Google blocked further access to the account and reported the illegal activity to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
A search warrant was executed on January 9 and investigators found more than 200 “sexual images and videos of minors, young teens as well as pre-pubescent males and females, engaged in sexual activity or stimulated sexual activity,” the affidavit stated.
In the same album on Google, police said they found workplace time sheets with Hayes’ name from the hotel in downtown Nashville where he was employed.
Police said a detective went to the Stadium Inn on February 7 and spoke with a front desk manager who confirmed Hayes had been a guest for the two years and moved out in January 2019.
The Internet Protocol address, or IP address, used to access the Google account in question traced back to the Stadium Inn’s WiFi, investigators said.
Hayes was taken into custody Monday. His bond was set at $75,000.
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