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A 72-year-old Minneapolis man and licensed family therapist has been charged with three felony counts of possessing child porn.

David William Horstmann is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Dec. 29.

According to the criminal complaint, authorities seized multiple devices during a raid at Horstmann’s home on June 21. It is alleged a laptop computer contained 158 child pornography files and 1,528 “child erotica or images with age-difficult subjects.”

There were also allegedly saved chat logs from Chatstep.com, in which Horstmann appeared to have been counseling two unknown females. Authorities also reportedly discovered 24 nude or semi-nude images of one of the females, whose age was said not to be known.

The complaint alleges Horstmann told an officer he had downloaded child pornography, and that child pornography would be found on his laptop.

According to state records, Hortsmann has been a licensed therapist since 1989.