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Person close to child porn suspect angry he isn't in jail

Posted: 10:19 PM, Jul 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-17 11:02:08Z

A Collier County man is out of jail on bond, after he was charged with more than 50 counts of possession of child porn.

Bernard Jacobs arrest happened in November of 2015, but someone who knows Jacobs spoke with 4 In Your Corner about the case Monday.

She stumbled upon pornographic images by accident, while helping Jacobs move, she found a map with disturbing markings on it.

"He had highlighted and labeled the public parks, the public pools, daycare centers, elementary schools and middle schools."

4 In Your Corner is keeping this woman anonymous so we don't identify any victims in this case.

Deputies converged on Jacobs' gated home in the Vineyards and seized several hard drives containing thousands of images of children engaged in sexual acts.

 "His collection contains 50 terabytes of depraved images of infants and children, his collection is actually larger than the Library of Congress."

According to the arrest report obtained by 4 In Your Corner, Jacobs told investigators he has a problem with his desire to see child pornography.

Jacobs' attorney's managed to get him out of jail last year on bond while he awaits his next court hearing.

But this woman worries Jacobs may offend again while he's free.

"He walks every day, he drives, but when he shows up in court, he uses a walker or has someone push him in a wheelchair."

A plea hearing is scheduled for July 24th In Collier County.

Jacobs' attorney, Donald Day, did not return a phone call for this story.