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A man has been suspected of making pornographic videos with a young child when authorities linked him to footage they discovered online, each bearing a copyright and an online screen name.

During an investigation in an attempt to locate people sharing child pornography online Interpol and the Department of Homeland Security’s Boston office and apprehended a suspect. During a search of his home they located a portable storage device and upon searching the contents they found 17 pictures of what appeared to be a man sexually engaged with a 2-year-old boy. Each image was marked with a copyright and an internet username. The images were additionally posted online.

Investigators contacted Cox Communications, an internet service provider, and were able to trace the location of the person listed as the owner of the usernames on the images.

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Peter Herz, a 61-year old Westminster resident, pleaded guilty to a possession of child pornography charge in February. This offense is among many that are eligible for lifetime sex-offender registration. Before his arrest and incarceration, Herz reportedly had a job as a pianist and musical director for Laguna Beach’s “Pageant of the Masters.” Sources say he was also an accompanist at Cal State Fullerton’s Theater Department.

Herz was targeted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) “Operation Predator,” an initiative designed to protect children from sexual predators and to identify and rescue victims of child exploitation.

While Herz was out on bond and waiting for trial, he allegedly obtained new electronic devices and obtained new images of child pornography on them. In total, Herz was reportedly in possession of more than half a million images and roughly 400 videos of child pornography.