UPDATE: Child Porn Arrest in St. Albans

By: Brooks Jarosz, Anna Baxter Email
By: Brooks Jarosz, Anna Baxter Email

UPDATE 3/25/13 @ 6:55 p.m.
ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man accused of printing child porn pictures and leaving them in a rental truck is now behind bars.

St. Albans Police tell WSAZ.com Joseph Brauksieck, 32, of Virginia, confessed the pictures were his, along with a laptop that he said contained several more images.

"There was a folder full of pretty disturbing images of nude children," Capt. James Agee said. "All of these photos had been printed off a computer because there was a website at the top."

Diamond Jewelers of St. Albans also rents Budget trucks and had rented one to Brauksieck.

Police say the truck was overdue so the employees took it back and did a routine inspection. That's when the owner discovered personal items left behind, including child porn and a laptop.

"I think the Internet makes it more prevalent, but it also makes people easier to catch, too," Agee said.

Brauksieck was tracked down at a homeless shelter in Charleston and arrested Friday. He admitted to the crimes and is behind bars; his bond was set at $50,000.

Police say the arrest could not have been made if it hadn't been for the business owner who called to report the disturbing images.

"That helps us lock bad guys up," Agee said. "I think anybody that would have found this would have called. When you see these images, there's no legal reason to have this. That, in and it of itself, is illegal."

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ORIGINAL STORY
KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man from Virginia is facing serious charges after investigators found child pornography in a vehicle he rented.

According to a news release, Joseph W. Brauksieck, 32, of Virginia, rented a truck from a company in St. Albans and when it wasn't returned on Friday, the owner went out and later found it. Investigators say after a standard inspection the owner found several personal items and pictures of young males and females.

The owner called police and the items were taken as evidence.

Then, Friday evening, police issued an arrest warrant and Brauksieck was located at a homeless shelter in Charleston and charged in the case.

Police say once Brauksieck was told a search warrant had been obtained for his computer, he confessed to possessing the images and told investigators there were more on his computer.

Brauksieck is in jail on a $50,000 bond.

Police say Brauksieck's arrest could not have been made if the business owner didn't report these disturbing images.


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