Renton Man Arrested Tuesday Faces 2 Child Porn Charges

Lucas Combos
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RENTON, WA — King County prosecutors on Wednesday filed two felony charges against a Renton man, accusing him of possessing and dealing sexually explicit images of minors.

According to the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office, Aaron Miyasato, 41, was arrested Tuesday by a Seattle Police Department task force at his Renton townhome after a judge signed off on a search warrant. Detectives said they received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in November 2020 and linked a Dropbox account hosting illegal content to Miyasato's home address.

KING 5 reported Miyasato was a long-time employee of the Seattle Seahawks and was recently fired from his position as the team's security manager.

After being read Miranda warnings, Miyasato told investigators that he had been chatting online with a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl and asked her for inappropriate photos, detectives said. According to court filings, he further admitted to having at least 25,000 explicit images of minors saved on hard drives and cloud storage and told detectives where to find them.

Prosecutors asked a King County judge to set bail at $50,000, "in light of the depraved nature" of the images and to ensure his appearance at further court hearings. Prosecutors also requested Mirasato be barred from contact with minors with no exceptions.

The latest charges arrive amid a surge in cases involving internet crimes against children in King County, which have spiked since the coronavirus pandemic began.

An arraignment hearing in the case, where Miyasato will enter a plea, is scheduled for Jan. 21 in Kent.

This article originally appeared on the Renton Patch