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Man arrested viewing child porn on restaurant Wi-Fi

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Charles Turton Cook

Charles Turton Cook (KABC Photo)

A 72-year-old man was arrested Monday for possessing and viewing child pornography at a restaurant in Menifee, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

Menifee officers responded to a report of an elderly man viewing child pornography on a laptop computer at a restaurant at the Menifee Countryside Marketplace on Monday. Deputies contacted the suspect in the restaurant and confirmed he was viewing child pornography using the restaurant's open Wi-Fi system, the department said.

An investigation and a search of the man's residence uncovered the man's possession of numerous digital photographs of young male children. The suspect was identified as Charles Turton Cook.

Cook was booked for possession of child pornography. He was held on $5,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Master Investigator John Powers, at the Menifee Police Department by calling (951) 210-1000, or by email to PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org

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