If you are going to be keeping nude pictures of children and videos of child pornography lying around your apartment, it is probably not in your best interest to give written permission allowing police to inspect your home. Of course, Adrian Navarro, 29, and Mariana Garcia, 23, are probably not the sharpest corners on this page and they might as well put the handcuffs on themselves.
Austin Police were doing a follow-up on recent burgularies in the suspects' area when they discovered Adrian Navarro had an unrelated warrant out for his arrest. He was detained for a short period of time and then released. When asked if he had any connection with the recent burglaries, he denied it and gave them written access to his apartment. While there, police say they found at least 600 images of children, many engaging in inappropriate sexual activities. Navarro also let them search his hard drive which contained a large number of videos with the same material.
When questioned, Navarro said that the computer and pictures belonged to a relative and he was just going to throw them out. Of course, police doubted that story and pressed on with their investigation when they stumbled on a video of Mariana holding a child who looked to be 2-years-old or younger while Navarro was sexually assaulting the child. Well, there goes that cover! Other footage includes one victim referring to Adrian as "daddy" as well as Garcia giving instructions while Navarro and a young girl are performing sex acts.
Adrian and Mariana are currently on the run and police believe that two of their victims are in their custody and are concerned for the children's well being. Police are still trying to identify other victims and are asking that anyone who may have information about Adrian or Mariana as well as information about any children, to call the child abuse tip line: (512) 974-6880.