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A man who is alleged to have possessed more than 150,000 images of child pornography and child erotica inside his southeast side Waukesha home has been charged.

Cody B. Huntington, 31, is currently free on bail, having signed a $10,000 cash bond on March 14, three days after he was charged with 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography.

As terms of his bail, Huntington can only access the Internet when he is at the business where he works and only for work purposes. He is also to have no contact with anyone younger than 18 years old and not to possess any child pornography, according to online court records.

Huntington has also been charged with one count of possession of drug paraphernalia after a foil pipe used to smoke marijuana was also found in his vehicle.

A preliminary hearing is set for April 7 at the Waukesha County Courthouse.

If convicted of the child pornography charges, Huntington faces up to 250 years in prison (25 years for each count) and $1 million in fines ($100,000 for each count). The misdemeanor drug charge carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in prison and $500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, a detective became aware of Huntington when he was conducting an online investigation on a network for offenders sharing child pornography on Jan. 1.

The detective subsequently obtained a warrant for the records of an IP address that was associated with "a file of investigative interest to child pornography investigations."

In response to warrant records, the detective learned that the IP address was registered to a home at 1611 Mohawk Lane in Waukesha, according to the complaint. While the IP address was not in Huntington's name, he lived at this residence, the detective later learned, the complaint said.

On March 10, the detective executed a search warrant at the home, and Huntington was the only occupant.

The detective found numerous "folders" and "sub-directories" on a hard drive with names consistent with child pornography and child erotica. He then found more than 150,000 images of child pornography and child erotica on one external hard drive.

During the search, the detective found another large computer in the basement connected to an additional 65-inch television. He also found an additional computer in the office area also connected to a television and located a television in Huntington's bedroom. The detective said it appeared the computer in the living room behind the first television was acting as a media server and was connected to all of the televisions so the content could be viewed in any of the other rooms, the complaint said.

A thumb drive found in Huntington's dresser drawers consisted of deleted images with child erotica of young females, along with self-taken images of Huntington and his résumé.

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