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A Billings man downloaded thousands of child pornography videos and images with rape victims as young as infants, prosecutors allege.

Roy Deming, 63, was set to appear Thursday in Yellowstone County Justice Court on one felony count of sexual abuse of children. Deming was arrested Thursday and booked into the jail on a $200,000 bond.

Deming came to law enforcement’s attention when the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force submitted a tip about an IP address downloading large amounts of child porn, charges say.

The FBI had also been alerted to the IP address, and told the Billings Police Department that the address had been used to download images of infants being raped and a small child bound and being sexually abused by a dog, charges state.

The images were downloaded between December 2016 and February 2017, charges say.

Investigators with the BPD learned that the IP address was registered to a home on Washington Street and was apparently being paid for by a temporary employment service on Broadwater Avenue.

Deming was present when officers searched his home, charges say. Deming told them he’d been downloading child pornography for years and that “his interest started with girls as young as 7 years old,” charges say.

The images and videos depicted infants and toddlers in various stages of sexual exploitation.

The BPD has submitted some of the images to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Child Recognition and Identification system to be reviewed by their analysts for identified child victims.

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Public safety reporter for the Billings Gazette.