Florida man says ‘I’m not a pedophile, I’m just a pervert’

76-year-old Florida man faces 52 counts of possessing child pornography.
76-year-old Florida man faces 52 counts of possessing child pornography. (Photo: Volusia County Sheriff's Office)

PORT ORANGE, Florida – A 76-year-old Florida man expressed his innocence to police by referring to himself as a pervert and not a pedophile.

Investigators found thousands of files depicting child pornographer on his computer electronics, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

Anthony Coiro, 76, was greeted by investigators at his residence in Port Orange about a cyber tip they received.

Coiro told investigators that he knew the day would come when he got in trouble with the law because of the “crazy” pornography he looked at, according to the sheriff’s office.

“I’m not a pedophile, I’m a pervert,” he told investigators. Coiro also referred to himself as a “law-abiding pervert.”

He told deputies that all the images on the computer belonged to him.

More than 4,000 images and videos depicting child pornography were found on Coiro’s computer.

Coiro is charged with 52 counts of possessing child pornography. He’s being held without bond in the Volusia County Jail.

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