Police: Orlando man admitted to downloading child porn for nearly a decade

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ORLANDO, Fla. —

Authorities said a central Florida man recently arrested on child pornography charges has been downloading the illegal material for nearly a decade.

Since his arrest, Channel 9 learned 32-year-old Louie Salemi even claimed to have molested a child in the past.

"I met his family and he's the nicest person. I could never in a million years expect anything like that from him," said neighbor Cindy Bach.

But the FBI said Salemi used his computer to receive and possess child pornography at his Orlando apartment.

Agents first came across Salemi after arresting a suspect out of state who had large amounts of child porn.

Investigators said information from that suspect's computer revealed online chats with Salemi. When agents confronted him, Salemi admitted viewing child porn on his phone and computer, saying he got into child porn 10 years-ago.

Further investigation revealed more online chats, authorities said.

Investigators said in one chat Salemi asked someone else for child porn involving the abuse of children 3, 4 and 5 years old and even claimed he had molested a girl in the past.

On his computer agents also found images and videos of children as young as 1 year old.

"That blows me away. I've never heard of anything like that before. I can't even imagine," said Bach.