Titusville man jailed on $14M bond after child porn arrest

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A man Titusville police arrested Wednesday is facing more than 400 child pornography charges.

Anthony David Mister, 39, was charged with possession of child pornography and possession of over 10 images including children under 5 and sex acts, police said.

Mister appeared in court Thursday under mental evaluation, wearing a padded jumpsuit and no shoes as he stood before a Brevard County judge.

According to police, in December the owner of a Titusville Aamco found two computer flash drives in his business. Police said when he opened the files on the drives he found child pornography and took the drives to police.

Police said the drives contained more than 600 images of children involved in sex acts and that the ages ranged from infants to teens.

On Wednesday a police detective interviewed employees of the Aamco. Police said when the detective left, Mister, an employee of the company, told his boss that he had done something wrong and that he would be going away.

Police said that Mister went home, talked with his wife about the case and then went to the police department and admitted the flash drives were his.

According to police, Mister told them he has been "trolling" for children since he was in his 20s.

"Mister alleges he has never picked up a child but has tried on a regular basis to do so," police said in a press release.

According to police, Mister told them he used his employer's computers to download images and videos of child pornography.

Mister was booked into the Brevard County Jail on a bond of more than $14 million, police said.

When Channel 9 stopped by the home, there was a colorful ball in the yard and what appeared to be a toy gun.

Neighbors said he has four children.

"Shocking, very shocking. How come? Like I said, we never had any trouble," said a neighbor who didn't want to be identified.

She said Mister was quiet and easy-going.

The police report said the Chinese characters tattooed on Mister's right arm mean "extremely evil devil."

Employees at Aamco didn't want to comment.

Police said they are checking with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and police agencies in South Florida where he used to live to see if he has any other history.