Apopka man arrested on child porn charges bonds out of jail

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APOPKA, Fla. - A 36-year-old man was arrested on charges of downloading and sharing child pornography, Apopka police said Thursday.

James Giles was arrested Wednesday after special agents and task force officers with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement discovered an IP address in Apopka sharing multiple files of child pornography over a one-month period, authorities said.

Agents identified the IP customer as Giles and investigators said he admitted to downloading child pornography since 2005.

Giles' computers were seized, and a forensic examination recovered multiple deleted files on his computers depicting sexual exploitation of children, officers said.

Giles was arrested at his Apopka home, but bonded out of jail early Thursday morning.

WFTV reporter Jeff Deal asked Giles questions as he quickly walked to a waiting car.

Investigators said he told then he turned to child porn because of his depression.

"Depression is a horrible thing," he said. 

WFTV found out that Giles was placed on leave from the main facility of the Orange County School Board, where he works.

"It is images of very young children in sexually explicit position, and something like that is not going to be tolerated in our community," said Capt. Randy Fernandez of the Apopka Police Department.

The school district said he started as a technology support rep at Carver Middle School and fixed computer problems. He later moved to Wekiva High School in the same position.

The district said two years ago, he moved to the corporate offices downtown.