Photo: Courtesy Of The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office
A Missouri City man has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography after popular file storage and sharing website Dropbox.com reported images allegedly associated with his account.
The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office arrested Larry Savoy, 28, following a tip from Dropbox, Inc. According to Savoy’s arrest warrant, on May 12, Dropbox, Inc. reported to the National Center for the Missing and Exploited Children CyberTipline that one of their users uploaded 2,272 photos and videos of sex crimes against children.
The District Attorney’s Office traced the user information to Savoy, and the IP address from his computer matched that of Savoy’s.
Among the files reported by Dropbox, Inc. is a two-minute video depicting the sexual assault of a child between the ages of 1 and 2, the warrant said.
The video is a “hash match” to a file from Savoy’s IP address, the District Attorney’s Office said. A hash match designation indicates that the uploaded file matches the value of an uploaded file reported to the NCMEC like a digital fingerprint.
According to the Texas Penal Code, possession or promotion of child pornography ranges from first- to third-degree, depending on various conditions. Savoy has been charged with a third-degree felony which carries a punishment of at least two years and up to 10 years with a fine up to $10,000.
Savoy only recently moved to Missouri City, having moved to the city from San Antonio in May, according to the warrant.
Savoy was released on a $50,000 bond. His court date is scheduled for Nov. 30.