Carson man charged with 32 counts of child porn

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

Cathleen Allison/Nevada Appeal

A Carson City man has been arrested on a warrant charging him with possessing dozens of images of child pornography, some featuring children as young as 12 months old.

In a search last month, investigators seized computers and what appeared to be homemade .50 caliber weapons from the Goni Road home of Glenn Ware, 60.

Ware was taken into custody at 6:10 p.m. Friday by detectives and members of the Carson City Sheriff's Special Enforcement Team at his home. He is charged with 32 counts of possession of child pornography.

Assistant District Attorney Gerald Gardner said Friday that more charges are expected.

According to police reports, in October 2007 Ware allegedly began exchanging e-mails with an undercover federal agent in San Francisco in which he requested to trade child pornography.

Based on the information from federal officers, Carson City investigators conducted a search of Ware's home on March 12.

A subsequent forensic examination of one of the computers seized allegedly uncovered scores of images and videos depicting children as young as 12 months old being violated by adult men and women, said Detective Craig Lowe.

"There were hundreds of images, if not thousands," he said.

Lowe said it appears at least six of the images were downloaded just hours before officers converged on Ware's home for the March search.

Capt. Ken Sandage said that until technicians could access the files on the computers, there was not enough probable cause to warrant an arrest.

"The images are embedded in the hard drive and it takes a while for CSI to locate and preserve the pics for evidence," said Sandage.

Officers had Ware under surveillance for most of the day until Gardner could get the arrest warrant signed by a judge Friday afternoon.

Ware, who at one time owned a business related to aircraft, was home alone at the time of his arrest.

As officers were preparing to take him to the jail, Ware's wife of 30 years arrived on the scene. A request to hug and kiss her husband before they took him away was denied.

"I love my husband very much. ... He is the kindest and gentlest man that I know. I would give my life for him," Jane Ware said in an e-mailed statement to the Nevada Appeal. "I believe that he is innocent. The amount of bail set is both ridiculous and tragic. I am looking forward to getting him out of jail and beating these charges."

Ware's bail is set at $250,000.

The Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has not yet completed an analysis of several weapons taken from Ware's home that appeared to be homemade.

If it's discovered the Ware manufactured fully automatic weapons, he could face additional charges.

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