GREENFIELD — A Greenfield man was arrested this week after police discovered a series of illicit videos and photographs of children on one of his computers, investigators said.
Timothy Boyd, 41, 1631 Whisler Drive, Greenfield, faces a Level 6 felony count of possession of child pornography. He was being held at press time without bond, pending an initial court hearing.
Boyd told investigators during an interview this week he started watching child pornography when adult videos become boring to him, according to court documents.
Boyd told police he had never physically touched or harmed a child, records state. He told officers he had previously coached youth football and baseball teams but never felt attracted to the young people he was around or made sexual advances toward them, according to court documents.
Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit began investigating Boyd earlier this month. They visited his residence Tuesday to speak with him about searches he had conducted on the internet.
Police raided Boyd’s Greenfield home Tuesday and searched several electronic devices, including two smartphones, two laptop computers and one desktop computer, according to court documents.
Boyd, who admitted he had been looking at pornographic images of children, told investigators he used only one of the laptops to view the inappropriate videos and pictures, records state. That laptop was confiscated by investigators; no inappropriate content was found on the other devices, records state.
Six pornographic photographs and three videos were found on the confiscated laptop, police said, though Boyd denied ever having seen the content investigators found. The children in the pictures and videos were as young as 4 years old, records state.
Boyd admitted he used special search engines to find pornographic videos and pictures of children online, court documents state. He lived in Rushville when he first began searching for sexual images and videos of children and continued those searches when he moved to Greenfield earlier this year, Boyd told officers.
Boyd told investigators he knew downloading and viewing child pornography was wrong, records state. He downloaded the files, viewed them and then deleted them, he told police. He said he recently tried to completely reset his laptop to the factory settings but was unsuccessful, court documents state.
Court records did not specify whether Boyd had coached teams locally or in recent months. The Daily Reporter reached several youth sports league organizers who said Boyd was known for having served as a coach when he lived in the Rushville area, but local officials were unaware if he’d coached in Hancock County.
Count records do not state whether Boyd will face similar charges in Rush County after admitting to misconduct there; currently, no charges against Boyd have been filed in Rush County, records show.
The Level 6 felony count Boyd faces locally carries a penalty of six months to 2½ years. An initial hearing for Boyd had not been scheduled at press time.