Child Pornography and Dead Cats
(Lake Worth, Florida)
An investigation into child pornography led to a suburban Lake Worth man’s arrest Wednesday morning as well as the gruesome discovery of dozens of dead cats stored in freezers in the man’s home, authorities said.Arguably, reports of child pornography and cat hoarding have become somewhat commonplace. However, keeping freezers full of dead cats is new.
Detectives from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office arrested Doug Westcott, 55, on child porn charges and, in the process, found about 50 dead cats in freezers as well as about 35 live cats, said Capt. David Walesky of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.
Westcott was taken into custody as detectives served a search warrant and seized a computer from his home in the 5900 block of Ithaca Circle.
One has to wonder why anyone would want to keep dozens of frozen cats.