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Burglars report victim's pornography to police

October 7, 2011 | 12:12 pm

Burglars who broke into a Merced property and found a stash of child pornography called police, who arrested the owner.

Kraig Stockard, 54, of Delhi, Calif., was charged with possession of child pornography after a 19-year-old and a juvenile broke into his barn and stole about 50 CDs they thought were blank, according to NBC4LA, citing a statement from Deputy Tom MacKenzie of the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

When the thieves downloaded the discs, they discovered the child porn, the statement said.

The burglars went straight to police, even though they knew they would be admitting burglary.

Police said more than 30 computer discs had child pornography on them.

He posted $25,000 bail. The two burglary suspects have not been arrested.

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