Wife Reports Man for Watching Child Porn

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    A North County woman turned her husband in to sheriff's deputies this week, officials said.

    According to investigators, the Fallbrook woman spoke to investigators on Monday, telling them she left her husband, Todd Norton, to initiate divorce proceedings because she caught him viewing child pornography on his home computer.

    Deputies said the woman told them she had seen her husband watching a video clip of two girls "touching each other in a sexually explicit manner," according to the sheriff's department. The girls in the video both appeared to be under the age of 10, the woman told investigators. She also told deputies she had seen other clips with different childen having sexual contact, as well as photos of girls between 8-14 who were semi-clothed.

    The woman told deputies that since she left her 43-year-old husband, he has been leaving threatening and harassing voice messages on her phone, allegedly saying that he would shoot up her house and hurt her if they took custody of the couple's 4-year-old.

    The couple have been married for four years, according to the sheriff's department.

    On Thursday, deputies searched the couple's home in the De Luz area and arrested Norton without incident. Detectives said a search of Norton's computer showed he had been "downloading videos and pictures using 'Lime Wire' from sites known to contain child pornography" and that they had found movies and stills of childen in sexual situations on the computer as well.

    Norton was charged with possession of child pornography and making threats against his wife and a friend. He is being held on $50,000 bail.