Downey man faces child porn charges

DOWNEY - Downey resident Carlos Lira, 38, is facing federal charges of downloading and possessing child pornography, Downey Police said this week.Downey police began investigating Lira in early 2011 and served a search warrant at his home on the 9100 block of Eglise Avenue, where they allegedly found a "large quantity of videos and pictures" depicting child porn on several computers and digital media, authorities said. The case was presented to the U.S. Attorney's Office which filed federal charges on April 27 of this year. Lira surrendered to authorities June 5 and was released on an appearance bond, officials said. His trial is pending. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Detective Tim Lau at (562) 904-4017 or Sgt. Brian Baker at (562) 904-2304. Tips can also be left anonymously by calling (800) 222-TIPS or online at lacrimestoppers.org.

********** Published: June 14, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 09