WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - A 35-year-old Round Rock man is getting two life sentences -- to run consecutively -- after he pleaded guilty to two counts of promotion of child pornography.
The case surrounding Kevin Charles Baley came to light in April 2010 when an undercover investigator from New Hampshire contacted the Round Rock Police Department saying Baley had been corresponding online with the investigator -- who had been pretending to be a 13-year-old boy.
The investigator told police he met Baley on a website frequented by pedophiles and that Baley had sent sexually explicit messages and e-mailed pornographic photos.
Based on this and additional information, Round Rock officers got a search warrant for Baley's house and seized several computers, digital storage devices and printed materials.
Authorities said a forensic examination revealed more than 1,500 photographs and 50 video clips of graphic child pornography. Police also found printed child pornography materials in Baley's bedroom.
During an interview with Round Rock police, Baley confessed to communicating with what he thought was a young boy. Police said he admitted he was a pedophile and preferred to talk with prepubescent children.
According to police, Baley said: "I know it's a messed up way of thinking, but looking at the pictures keeps me from reoffending or finding another victim."
Baley has previously been convicted of indecency with a child in Williamson County, serving 10 years in prison for molesting a 10-year-old girl in 1994.
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