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Lost Computer Data Card Leads to Child Porn Charges Against Bus Driver, Say Cops

Scott Smallwood, 27 (Courtesy of Prince George's County Police Dept.)

GREENBELT, Md. (CBS/AP) Federal prosecutors say a school bus driver has been charged with producing child pornography, after a computer data card he left at a convenience store gave him away.

Twenty-seven-year-old Scott Smallwood of Upper Marlboro, Md. was arrested Friday, May 21.

According to court documents, a customer at a convenience store in Clinton found an SD card, which is used to store data and images, on the counter. The patron took the card home, looked at the contents, and allegedly found several images of a man engaging in sexual conduct with a boy.

The customer contacted Prince George's County police, who then checked the convenience store's surveillance videos.

Authorities say they identified the boy and the man in the videos and made an arrest. Court documents state that Smallwood admitted to federal agents that he had inappropriate contact with the minor.

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