During a polygraph test for a job interview with a local police department, an Arizona man admitted to having child pornography.
Sergio Celaya admitted to El Mirage Police Department members on Monday that he still had videos of his ex-girlfriend and him committing sexual acts as teenagers, according to court documents obtained by AZ Family.
The 25-year-old allegedly told officers that he frequented a website where underage girls would send him sexually explicit videos when he applied for a job as a police assistant.
A flash drive owned by Celaya allegedly had thousands of pornographic images and videos, with one video containing kids between 12 and 13 years old, according to the outlet.
El Mirage police said detectives searched Celaya’s home and discovered child porn on flash drives and his personal computer with content containing children aged 5 to 15.
Investigators are still examining the flash drives found at Celaya’s residences because thousands of images were discovered saved in the files.
Celaya was charged with four counts of exploitation of a minor.
Celaya told the outlet that he would go on Omegle, a free online chat and video chat website, and obtain explicit photos and videos of children from strangers.
According to the outlet, Celaya told investigators that when searching the internet for child pornography, he would encrypt and conceal his identity by using a virtual private network (VPN).
“My detectives acted swiftly once learning of the statements by the suspect. “There is no place in any community for this type of material or this type of behavior,” El Mirage Police Chief Paul Marzocca said in a Facebook statement.