A Hamden man accused of possessing thousands of files of child pornography was arrested after he was seen watching the content at a library, police said.
Police say Philip DeMayo Jr., 67, was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography after investigators found more than 1,800 files of child porn on his personal computer, police said.
In Sept. 2014, an investigation was sparked after Miller Memorial Library reported observing DeMayo watching scantily clad juveniles on a computer, Hamden Police said.
Police were able to seize DeMayo's computer and discovered 1,819 still images and movie files that are suspected to contain child porn, according to police. The information was forwarded to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for analysis.
The discovery allowed detectives to apply for an arrest warrant for DeMayo and they nabbed him in his car on Wednesday.
DeMayo's bond was set to $5,000 and he is expected to appear in court on April 19.
It was not clear if he had an attorney.