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Roswell man to appear in federal court on child porn charges

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A Roswell man faces a hearing in federal court in Las Cruces today on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

According to a criminal complaint from the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, Dain Adams, 37, of Roswell will appear for a preliminary/detention hearing in federal court. He was arrested Sept. 18.

The complaint states that a special agent of the office of the Attorney General of New Mexico’s Investigation Division was online on May 16 and May 29 in an undercover capacity using peer to peer software when he located a computer offering to share files containing child pornography.

The computer offering the files had an IP address that was later found at Adam’s residence.

The complaint states the agent successfully completed multiple single source partial downloads of videos of child pornography that included females whose estimated ages ranged from 8 to 12.

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A search warrant was executed at Adams’ residence June 27 and law enforcement seized multiple devices including the computer with the IP address that shared the child pornography and a laptop that belonged to Adams that contained seven suspected videos of child pornography, according to the complaint.

Adams was advised of his Miranda rights on July 3, and told law enforcement that he had not shared or possessed child pornography and that his ex-wife, who resides in California, was out to get him, according to the complaint.

According to the complaint, Adams told law enforcement that Jade Laurezo, who was at the Adams residence when the search warrant was executed — and who Adams said he had been dating — had access to all his computers.

Laurezo was arrested July 3 on charges of possession of child pornography.

Investigators later found on Laurezo’s phone conversations between her and Adams where the two allegedly traded child pornography and frequently talked about their sexual interest in children.

According to the compliant, Adams clearly states throughout the conversations his desire to sexually abuse minors and states that he sexually assaulted a five-year-old female in California.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.