A Davie father of three is facing child pornography charges after detectives say he downloaded videos of children engaging in sex acts while neglecting his own children, keeping them in a filthy house.
Davie Police said Michael Salisbury, 35, viewed and downloaded child porn from his Davie home between April 23 and July 4. Investigators found multiple files of children having sex with adults and animals, according to the arrest report.
Salisbury’s three children, aged 5, 9, and 11, lived with their father, according to police. When officers went to arrest Salisbury, they found a filthy house strewn with feces and garbage.
“Upon reaching the doorway of the residence there was an extremely foul odor of feces coming from inside the residence. There was garbage all over the residence. There were piles of feces throughout the residence. The secondary bathroom toilet did not work and was backing up into the residence. There was food throughout the residence on the floor. Wires were exposed in the residence and were within reach of the three children,” detectives wrote.
Police said Salisbury talked to detectives after being given his Miranda rights. He admitted to downloading a file-sharing program and said he downloaded pornography, but said he only looked for adult pornography.
Neighbors NBC 6's Jamie Guirola spoke to said they believe Salisbury is being set up.
It's unknown if Salisbury has an attorney.
Salisbury is facing three counts of willful child neglect without great bodily harm, two counts of child pornography and one count of possession of marijuana.