A 65-year-old Avon man is facing charges after investigators found more than 3,000 child pornography files at his home, according to police.
The arrest came about after state police received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which discovered that one of Kevin Brownell’s email accounts may have been associated with child pornography, authorities said.
Investigators searched Brownell’s home on Lakeview Boulevard and found more than 3,000 child pornography pictures on his electronic devices, according to police.
Brownell was arrested Friday morning and charged with possession of child pornography.
His bond was set at $85,000. Brownell appeared in court Jan. 17.
Brownell is a former NBC Connecticut employee. He worked as an assignment editor and web editor during the 1990's.