Chandler Police: Suspect accused of downloading close to 1,200 child porn images

- A Chandler man who was on supervised probation has been arrested again. This time, he's facing child porn charges and is also accused of spying on young girls in a bathroom.

The suspect in this case, Michael Todd West, is being held at the 4th Avenue Jail without bond because of a probation violation stemming from drug charges a few years ago. Now he's in even more trouble with these child pornography charges.

West made his first appearance in court Monday on nine counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. According to court paperwork, the Chandler Police Department began investigating a particular IP address that appeared to have downloaded close to 1,200 images of child pornography. They traced that IP address to West's home in Chandler.

The paperwork goes on to say that with a search warrant, CPD found more images on devices inside the home, including a USB drive that showed videos of teen girls known to West that were taken inside of the home's bathrooms. According to the paperwork, you can clearly see West on at least one of the videos setting up the camera in the bathroom.

Per the paperwork, West is a girl's softball coach.

We reached out to CPD, but they have not commented on where West coached because this case is still under investigation.

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