He tried to get a new phone at a Coral Gables Metro PCS store.
Instead, he got busted for storing inappropriate images of children on his phone, police said in a Nov. 21 arrest warrant.
Orlando Chang, 55, was being held on a $77,000 bond Tuesday after being charged with 11 counts of possessing child pornography.
Police said Chang showed up at the Metro PCS store, 262 Miracle Mile, on June 8 and bought a new phone. He asked an employee to switch his data from his old phone, including pictures and contacts to his new phone.
According to the warrant, an employee “saw what appeared to be a pornographic images of an unknown young girl in sexual positions.” The employee called police, the warrant said.
When officers arrived, the employee showed them the images in Chang’s phone.
“The young female minor appeared to have been seven to nine years old depicted in sexual positions and engaged in sexual acts with unknown adults,” the officer wrote.
Chang was arrested on a bench warrant for driving on a suspended license in 2007.
After being interviewed, Chang told police that “the images were sent to him by the child’s mother,” according to the warrant.
On July 10, police got a search warrant for Chang’s phone and found “multiple images of child pornography on the phone,” an officer wrote. Most were of children who appeared to be younger than 12.
Chang was arrested Monday.