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      Sex offender caught downloading child porn at library

      Miguel Angel Rodriguez // CCSD

      A registered sex offender remains behind bars on a $100,000 bond after he was allegedly caught downloading child pornography at a Brownsville library.

      The investigation that led to the arrest of Miguel Angel Rodriguez began May 2, 2014 after cyber tips were given to a Homeland Security Investigations Brownsville agent from the Texas Attorney General TMs Office.

      According to documents obtained by Action 4 News, multiple IP addresses from Google Plus used to download the child pornography led agents to the Brownsville Public Library on the 2600 block of Central Boulevard.

      Google provided investigators with 13 email addresses that were used to share the images, and found 31-year-old Rodriguez.

      A records check showed Rodriguez is a registered sex offender.

      The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) website listed Rodriguez at a low risk level.

      Documents stated that Rodriguez did upload the images to his Google account at the Brownsville library.

      A search warrant was issued by the Cameron County Sheriff TMs Department and the Homeland Security Special Agents at the 2500 block of Jeffrey Avenue in the Camron Park area.

      Agents found Rodriguez alone with a cell phone, tablet and digital camera.

      The Cameron County Sheriff TMs Department took Rodriguez into custody where he allegedly admitted to downloading anywhere from several hundred to thousand child pornography images and video.

      Authorities transported Rodriguez to the Carrizales Rucker Detention Center for booking.

      A bond of $100,000 was set for the registered sex offender.

      According to the DPS website, the Brownsville resident did sexually assault a 13-year-old girl and served five years in jail.

      He also allegedly admitted to inappropriately touching another underage girl, but has not yet been charged.

      Action 4 News does not identify victims of sexual assault, but Rodriguez did have access to the girls through family.

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