Store manager faces child porn charges

Andras Szanto charged with 3 counts of possession of child pornography

Published On: Nov 21 2012 02:10:08 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 21 2012 05:52:08 PM CST
Andras Timothy Szanto
HOUSTON -

A grocery store manager has been accused of having a massive collection of child pornography.

Andras Szanto, 41, has been charged with three counts of possession of child pornography.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said they began tracking Szanto's online activity in May. Investigators said Szanto was searching for and downloading thousands of sexually-explicit images of children.

On Nov. 19, detectives got a search warrant and went to Szanto's home in the 22700 block of Provincial in Cypress.

Detectives said they spoke to Szanto and he confessed to downloading inappropriate images and videos. Deputies said Szanto admitted to having a strong interest in child pornography and his curiosity began when we was about 20 years old.

Szanto had posters of young girls and Disney stars on his bedroom walls, officials said.

Investigators said they seized a computer and many DVDs from the home.

Deputies said Szanto is the manager of a Kroger store. He was arrested there on Tuesday.

Szanto is being held in the Harris County Jail with bond set at $60,000.