Dayton man jailed on child porn charges | NevadaAppeal.com

Dayton man jailed on child porn charges

by F.T. Norton
ftnorton@nevadaappeal.com

A Dayton man was jailed Friday, accused of possessing “hundreds of thousands of images” of child pornography.

Dallas Pruett, 21, was booked into the Carson City Jail just after 3 p.m. on a felony warrant for 14 counts of possession of pornography depicting sexual conduct of children under 16.

According to the police report, on May 8, a resident on Layna Lane turned in to police a laptop she found in her garbage can.

Several months later a crime scene technician turned the computer on to determine its owner. The technician found dozens of photographs – some of older pre-pubescent children, some of infants – being sexually assaulted, the report states.

The computer also contained a 2008 tax return for Pruett and listed his Dayton address, according to the report.

An investigator then learned that Pruett had called police on April 30 to report his laptop had been stolen from his vehicle while it was parked outside Walmart.

According to detective Craig Lowe, the child porn images predate when Pruett reported the laptop missing.

When questioned by police, Pruett denied intentionally downloading child pornography but said that he had sometimes come across it on the Internet, the report states. According to the report, he said when he searched for pornography he would input “young girls” into a search engine.

The police report indicates the computer held “hundreds of thousands of images that could be considered child pornography or child

erotica.”

Pruett’s bail was set at $50,000.