Man accused of downloading child porn on library computer

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. — A convicted sex offender was arrested over the weekend for allegedly downloading child pornography on a computer at a South Bay library and then distributing the images to other people, authorities reported Monday.

A software-based alert system notified employees at National City Public Library that inappropriate materials were being accessed online there about 3 p.m. Saturday, according to police.

Officers arrested the suspected perpetrator, 37-year-old Julio Martinez of National City, who allegedly was in possession of more than 100 child- pornography videos and admitted to trading them with others.

Martinez was booked into county jail on suspicion of possessing child pornography — a crime for which he has been previously convicted — and distributing the illegal materials. He also will face a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, according to police.

The computer on which Martinez allegedly downloaded the obscene materials was seized as evidence in the case, police said.

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