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Phone left in Madison hotel room leads to porn charges

  • Associated Press
  • May 17, 2014 - 7:48 PM

MADISON, Wis. — A Chicago-area man is charged with possessing child pornography after police found questionable photos on a phone he left behind in a Madison hotel room.

According to the complaint, 50-year-old Cesar G. Munive, of North Riverside, Ill., told police he downloaded images from the Internet onto a phone that was found last September by a hotel maid after he checked out.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1lwYyxX ) police first found pictures of girls between 7 and 12, in underwear or swimsuits, in suggestive poses. A detective later turned up nude photos of girls as young as 3. A detective concluded the phone was used almost solely for browsing pornographic websites.

Possession of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum of three years in Wisconsin.

Online court records don't list an attorney.

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