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27,000 videos of child porn found in Billy Herrington's Zephyrhills home

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Zephyrhills, Florida - A Zephyrhills man has been arrested on numerous counts of child porn possession after over 20,000 videos were found at his home.

Multiple police agencies, along with the FDLE's Tampa Bay Cyber Crime Task Force and Homeland Security, recently served a warrant at 39-year-old Billy-Jim Herrington's home in the 38100 block of 7th Avenue.

"I opened up the door first thing this morning getting ready to go to work and I see all these cars lined up over here and I'm like what in the world is going on," said Cynthia Bauer, who lives a block away.

During the preliminary investigation, they found more than 27,000 child pornography videos. However, investigators believe there could be more than 75,000 images of child pornography on a home computer.

Herrington is a convicted sex offender and is listed on Florida's sex offender registry. He was convicted of two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 16 in April 1995.

Neighborhood parents are growing more paranoid because children often played in front of Herrington's home, located near West Zephyrhills Elementary.

"I've got two little girls that play outside and that are two houses away," Bryan Vanstronder, whose two little girls often play near Herrington's home.

In addition to the possession of child pornography charges, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office is also charging Herrington with failing to register an email address.

Herrington was arrested Wednesday morning without incident and booked into the Pasco County Jail. For now, he has been charged with 25 counts of possession of child pornography.

Still, parents in the neighborhood hope none of the pictures that authorities say were in Herrington's possession are those of their children.

"Now I'm wondering if he's got pictures of my little girls playing the yard. It's frustrating," said Vanstronder.

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