Glad to see the technician did the right thing and called the police.

Over in Austin, local police are investigating a recent incident at a computer repair store called Domain. 47 year-old Jonathan Liese allegedly brought his laptop and a 16GB thumb-drive into the store to have the data backed up, the hard drive restored and operating system restored.

When the technician was working on fixing the computer, the attached thumb drive had child pornography on it. Liese was told the computer would take two or three days to fix. He returned in a few hours and police were called. He was taken to the station for an interview.

Police say that Liese knew he had the images on this thumb-drive but was “too disgusted to get rid of them.” The affidavit says when Liese was asked how many images might be found by digital forensics, Liese allegedly replied, “quite a bit… probably a few thousand, maybe,” adding that 10-20% were video.

Liese was taken into custody of Travis County Sheriff’s Office and charged with possession of child pornography a 3rd degree felony. His bail is set for $10,000.