Aaron Miyasato, a 10-year Seattle Seahawks employee, was arrested by Seattle Police SWAT on Tuesday on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.
News of the 41-year-old’s arrest was first reported by KING-TV’s Susannah Frame, with additional (and highly disturbing) details of the investigation into Miyasato provided by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Seattle police detectives first started investigating Miyasato on Dec. 21, a little over a month after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip that a Dropbox user, “Aaron Miyasato,” had uploaded four images of children being sexually exploited.
During the investigation, Dropbox provided files to detectives that Miyasato had uploaded. They contained explicit videos of children being sexually exploited. Days before they arrested him, detectives were provided with over 16,000 files of videos and images of exploited children that were associated with Miyasato’s account. He told detectives that he had about 25,000 files.
The Seahawks organization confirmed in a statement that Miyasato has been immediately terminated from his position as security manager.
“We are aware of the situation and in accordance with the NFL personal conduct policy, we have notified the league of his arrest,” the statement read. “This individual is no longer employed by our organization.”
Miyasato is currently being held on $50,000 bail at a King County Detention Facility.