Police arrested a 22-year-old Hartford man on child pornography charges on St. Patrick's Day.
Miguel Labrie is accused up uploading videos and images containing child pornography into a Dropbox file sharing account.
The Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes and Electronics Evidence Laboratory notified Hartford police on Nov. 5, 2014 about the activity after receiving a tip from the National Center for Missing Exploited Children about the suspected child pornography in Labrie's Dropbox account, police said.
After searching his home on Dec. 9, 2014, police discovered that Labrie sent child porn images to other people on his phone. That remains under investigation and police obtained other evidence revealing that he was downloading pornographic images of children to his Dropbox account. Then on Dec. 19, 2014, police got a warrant to examine the account and the account was provided to the department's special investigations division detectives on Jan. 10.
Police found 21 videos and 37 photographs determined to be child pornography, police said. The videos are 22 seconds to 33 minutes and 21 seconds long, according to police.
After getting an arrest warrant on March 11, police arrested Labrie in a restaurant in New Britain on March 17 at 11:45 a.m., charging him with first-degree possession of child pornography, promoting a minor in an obscene performance and obscenity to minors.
Police are holding him in custody on a $500,000 bond.