LOUISVILLE, Ky. --
Police responding to a drug complaint inside a South Louisville apartment said they stumbled upon one of the largest, most disturbing collections of child pornography they said they've ever seen.
"All I'll say is that these are some pretty heinous acts that we've come across," said Lt. Tom Dreher, head of LMPD's Crimes Against Children Unit.
Dreher said detectives arrested Edward Dewey, 46, after he consented to let them search his Taylor Boulevard apartment Tuesday.
An arrest report said detectives found Dewey watching a child pornography DVD in his bedroom at the time
and that they found images of children having sex on Dewey's computer and on storage devices seized from the apartment.
"We found some things there that lead us to believe that we have some actual victims of abuse at the hands of Mr. Dewey in our community," said Dreher. The arrest report said detectives found images of Dewey molesting what appeared to be a 2-year-old child
"The preliminary information I'm receiving is this could very well turn out to be maybe one of the largest child porn cases we've dealt with in the office," said Dreher.
Dewey now faces multiple charges including: distribution of matter portraying children in a sexual performance, possession of child pornography, use of a minor in a sexual performance, sex abuse, and possession of marijuana.
Records show this is Dewey's first ever arrest in Jefferson County.