CHILD PORN: Accused Found Dead

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Paul Hildreth

An Ankeny man being investigated in a child pornography case was found dead over the weekend.

Officers found the body of 48-year-old Paul Hildreth at an Ankeny home Sunday afternoon.

Hildreth was charged after investigators found 1.5-million images of child pornography on his personal computers and two hard drives.

An autopsy confirmed Ankeny police’s early suspicions Monday evening saying that Hildreth shot himself in the head.