Authorities in Florida arrested a 72-year-old man last week after investigators found his home stashed with a sick trove of more than 220,000 printed images of child pornography, which investigators say weighed over a ton.
Paul Zittel of Ocala, Florida, faces 25 counts of possession of child pornography for the haul, stacked in crusty old boxes throughout his office and bedroom, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office said Zittel was arrested on Feb. 23 and taken to the Marion County Jail, where he is being held on a $250,000 bond.
Investigators tracked Zittel down after Sheriff’s Office Det. Chase King received information in January that several files depicting child sexual abuse had been uploaded to the internet.
Police said they tracked the uploads to Zittel’s IP address and obtained a search warrant for his home.
During the raid, other residents allegedly told cops that Zittel would not let anyone into his bedroom or office unless he personally escorted them. That’s where police said they discovered his twisted horde.
“Detectives seized the printed materials, a computer, and a digital storage device and removed them from the home,” the Sheriff said in a Facebook post.
Investigators believe his perverted papers weigh around 2,600 pounds in total.