Rhode Island Man Accused of Taking Explicit Photos of Toddler

A man from Central Falls, Rhode Island, is facing multiple charges after detectives found more than 1,000 images and videos of child pornography at his home.

According to NBC affiliate WJAR, police identified the suspect as 38-year-old Jose Cortes. He was ordered held at his initial court appearance on Thursday.

Prosecutors said Cortes took explicit photos of a toddler involved in a sex act, WJAR reports. Detectives say they found the pornographic images and videos on storage drives in his home.

According to the report, prosecutors said they began their investigation in November when the toddler's mother told police that one of Cortes' friends told her about the photos.

Cortes is charged with producing and possessing child pornography. It is unclear if Cortes has an attorney.

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