Stanton Holliday learned this lesson the hard way.
On Friday morning the 34-year-old man from Alton arrived at the Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey where he described in detail the flash drive he'd left at the school's library the day before.
As the Alton Telegraph reports
, librarians soon discovered the flash drive in the lost-and-found box and plugged it into a computer to confirm that Holliday was indeed the owner. That's when multiple images of child pornography popped up on the screen.
Suddenly, Holliday denied ownership of the flash drive.
Library officials, meanwhile, called police who on Monday charged
Holliday with 10 counts of aggravated child pornography for having
images of children under the age of 13 on his flash drive.
Holliday is now in Madison County Jail on a $75,000 bond.