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PHOENIX — A former police sergeant jailed on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor was found to have thousands of pictures of children being abused, according to documents released Tuesday.

Robert Carrillo, a 37-year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department, was released Saturday on $100,000 bail, according to court documents and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Carrillo, 61, was arrested Friday following an investigation by the Phoenix Police Department's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Records show Carillo, who retired earlier this year, was looking at child pornography while under surveillance by law enforcement.

A charging document said an unnamed person told police that Carrillo had images of children who may be as young as 12 years old. However, when investigators searched the home, they found pictures of victims as young as 2 to 3 years old, police records showed.

Authorities said the pictures were stored on a variety of devices, including a flash drive that had "approximately 8,000 images of minors in sexually exploitative positions."

No one answered the door to Carrillo's home Tuesday evening, and police officials did not immediately respond to a request for additional information.

The records did not indicate where Carillo may have accessed the images or whether he knew any of the victims.

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