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Mark Scott Albaugh: Alleged pervy idiot took computer loaded with child porn in for repair

As we all know, Criminal University doesn't require an IQ test or entrance exam, and that's lucky for Mark Scott Albaugh -- because he never would have been admitted otherwise.

The alleged offense by Albaugh, a registered sex offender, displays a lack of smarts, not to mention general repulsiveness, that's positively off the charts.

What's he accused of doing? According to the Denver District Attorney's Office, he brought his computer in for repair even though its memory was loaded with images of child pornography -- more than a thousand of them.

Did he think the repairman wouldn't notice and then call the cops while fighting to control his gag reflex? If so, he thought wrong.

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Look below to see a large version of Albaugh's vivid booking photo, as well as a Denver DA's office release:

CHARGES FILED AFTER CHILD PORN FOUND DURING COMPUTER REPAIR

Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a man Monday in connection with the possession of child pornography.

Mark Scott Albaugh (DOB: 12-14-64) is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of children (F4).

On July 16, 2010, Albaugh took his computer to a Denver electronics store for repairs. The charges allege that store employees performing repairs found pictures of young children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The employees contacted the Denver Police Department, and a later search of the computer allegedly yielded more than 1,000 files of suspected child pornography.

Albaugh, who is a registered sex offender, remains in custody in the Denver Detention Center; his bond is set at $15,000. He is scheduled to appear in Denver County Courtroom 2100 on December 8, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. to be formally advised of the charges.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "Andrew Kubicek: Child porn arrestee worked at same MMJ center as the late Libby Santaguida."

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