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80-year-old man asks store to unlock SD card containing child pornoghraphy

By Mason White 2:11 PM October 8, 2015
Frank Prendergast 

By: Feng Qian
An elderly man was arrested after he took his SD card to a photo store.

Police in California, were called to a camera store in Campbell, on a report of possible possession of child pornography by the elderly man.

Employees contacted the police after 80-years-old Frank Prendergast of San Jose, brought the secure digital (SD) memory card and asked for help in recovering photographs.

Officers confirmed that the digital photographs were in fact child pornography. When Prendergast returned to retrieve the SD card, he was arrested.

He allegedly admitted to possessing more pornographic photos at home.

During the search of the elderly man’s home, police seized several computers along with hundreds of VHS tapes.

Detectives are reviewing the evidence and working to determine how Prendergast came into possession of these images.

Prendergast was arrested and booked on charges of child pornography and was later released on his own recognizance.