Police find dozens of boy’s underwear in man’s home

Manuel Franco
Manuel Franco

LOVING, N.M. (KRQE) – A Loving, NM man who had piles of little boy’s underwear in his home has now been arrested and charged with manufacturing child pornography.

Carlsbad police say 40-year-old Manuel Franco had more than 50 videos, pictures and stories of young boys acting out sexual favors on his computer.

During a search of Franco’s home detectives found dozens of little boys underwear, used and unused, stuffed under his bed mattress.

Franco claims he bought them all from Ebay.

According to the criminal complaint Franco told police he would often take pictures of boys ages 10 to 14 years old when he was out in public then he would fantasize about them later.

He’s being held at the Eddy County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

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