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Man arrested with 50 videos, 700 images of child porn

Randal Bales charged with possession of child pornography

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SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police have arrested a man they said had hundreds of images of child pornography.

Randal Bales, 53, is behind bars charged with possession or promotion of child pornography.

Detectives were first called in January to an extended stay hotel in the 7900 block of Interstate 35.

A manager at the Southwest Side hotel found images of child pornography projected on a TV, while inspecting the room for roaches.

A warrant allowed detectives to confiscate items belonging to Bales, including a laptop and a hard drive.

Forensic investigators spent months pulling the images off the laptop and hard drive and completed their investigation in early May.

Police said they found 50 videos and 700 images of child pornography, including some that depicted children as young as 6.

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