Merced man caught with over 200 child pornography files

March 26, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Police have arrested a Merced man for possession of hundreds of pieces of child pornography.

Investigators say Dennis Kowalkowski, 48, was taken into custody at his home Tuesday morning.

The investigation was initially started over a year ago by the Department of Home Land Security.

Local authorities say they were notified that about 200 files of child pornography was being downloaded to a computer with an IP address coming back to the Kowalkowski's home.

Detectives served a search warrant and found a computer and three external hard drives that contained child pornography.