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Found phone leads to child porn arrest

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LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

It is amazing how a twist of fate can change your life. It looks like it is going to change the life of Michael Wright. After a weird series of events, he could now spend years in prison after a neighbor allegedly found child pornography on his cell phone.

"This was sex acts with children from 18 months to 3 years," said Polk Sheriff Grady Judd. "This is the most horrific, nasty, filthy stuff that you can imagine."

When Wright had a run-in with his stepmother, Wright went to jail and she dumped his stuff on his aunt's front lawn off Skyview Blvd. in east Lakeland. The woman who lives across the street from his aunt asked if she could have five bags of Wright's belongings, and his aunt said sure.

The woman found Wright's broken cell phone, took out the SIM card, put it into her phone, found the porn and called law enforcement.

The whole affair has neighbors very unsettled.

"I stay right down the street, and to have people like that 100, 200, 300 yards away, it's not a good thing," said Clifton Murphy, the father of a 6-year-old girl.

Wright allegedly told deputies he downloaded the images from the internet and none are of him.

On Monday, a judge set bond for him at $75,000.

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