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Affidavit: Man cited in domestic dispute accused of having child porn


A man who was arrested in August after a domestic disturbance is facing charges of possession of child pornography after his girlfriend told police that she found inappropriate images on his phone, which she handed over to police.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Austin police were dispatched to a family violence call in the 600 block of West 32nd Street around 2:24 a.m. on Aug. 16.

They arrived and, according to the affidavit, determined that Michael Solsbery, 37, had assaulted his girlfriend.

Police charged Solsbery with family violence and placed him under arrest. Officers cleared the scene, but a few hours later, they received another call to the same address.

The document said Solsbery’s girlfriend used his phone to send a text message to the man’s boss several hours after his arrest.

“(She) stated that she began looking through Solsbery’s phone and observed multiple images of child pornography,” the affidavit said.

Authorities at the Travis County Jail said Solsbery was released from the jail shortly after being booked on the family violence charge in August. He had not been booked on the new charge on Tuesday.

Possession of child pornography is a third-degree felony punishable by two to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.


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