PCSO: Florence man accused of downloading, distributing images of child sexual exploitation

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- Officials with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office say a Florence man has been arrested, accused of downloading and distributing images of child sexual exploitation.

According to a statement released Thursday afternoon, 42-year-old Todd Brown is facing 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, as well as a Sex Offender violation. Investigators found thousands of files on his computer of children being sexually abused and exploited. Some of the files found were of infants and toddlers.

Brown, according to PCSO, admitted to having a compulsion for downloading and viewing the images. He was previously convicted in the State of Washington for raping a child, and has a history of failing to register as a sex offender.