According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, a 72-year-old man named Paul Zittel was arrested at his home in Ocala, Florida for possession of “thousands of pounds” of child pornography after detectives received information that he was uploading files containing images of child sexual abuse material.
“Contact was made with other residents at the home, who stated Zittel would not allow others into his bedroom or office without personally escorting them,” police wrote on Facebook.
Detectives said they discovered “countless printed photographs of pornography” during their search of his office and bedroom. They also found a printer showing “obvious signs of heavy use.”
The investigators reported that the printed images seized during the arrest amounted to 220,000 and weighed over 2,600 lbs, which is more than the weight of a Ford Fiesta.
Paul Zittel was taken into custody and booked at Marion County Jail with a bond set at $250,000. He is facing 25 criminal charges and has a court date on March 28th, as reported by Ocala-News.com.