Tad Costin probably won't be going anywhere for a while. Judge Marc Carter ordered him held on a million dollars per count for aggravated sexual assault of a child. One million times four equals four million dollars bond..
Meanwhile investigators and prosecutors have the perform the nauseating task of looking at the evidence and trying to identify the victims.
"To see so many kids going through something as grotesque as that. I think that anyone who saw that would be disturbed." Said Assistant District Attorney Kathryn Kahle.
Costin is accused of photographing and videoing himself having sex with four identifiable females between the ages of four and seven. Pprosecutors believe there may be as many as fifteen girls. Kahle says the girls appear to be asleep or drugged in the images.
This morning Costin's father bailed Tad's live-in girlfriend out of the Brazoria County Jail. She was arrested earlier in the week for possession of child pornography, namely shower video of her own son. She told investigators that she was a porn star and did webcam shows in a tidy Pearland home she shared with Costin. At one time she was a playboy model. Now Pearland Police have charged Costin with four counts of possession of child pornography as well.
But where did Coston get his victims? And who helped him produce the child pornography? Pearland Police think they know the answer to one of those questions.
"We understand that Costin and an ex-girlfriend ran a day care or some kind of home babysitting service and we're looking for anyone who might have been involved in that." said Lt. Onesimo Lopez.
Police say they ran it at a home near Ellington Field owned by Costin's father. Investigators say many of the images were taken inside this house a few years back.
As the evidence against Costin mounts.. So does the determination to put him away for good. Police say this is not your typical case of someone downloading child porn off the internet and they're not treating it that way.
"But it this particular case we've got victims that are local This individual was producing his own movies and was victimizing children locally and that kind of inspires us to work extra hard on this case." said Lopez.