A Big Lake, Minn. man was charged Wednesday with 17 counts of child pornography possession after a nearly eight month long investigation.
Peter Michael Guevara, 44, faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 on each of the seven counts. He was charged by summons and is not currently in custody.
Guevara's ex-wife filed a sworn statement with Sherburne County explaining why she wanted to divorce her husband of 10 years and father of their two children. She said that she found pictures of naked pre-teen girls on Peter flash drive while looking for family photos.
According court records, Sarah Guevara called police in Big Lake right away.
In a pre-search scan of the flash drive of visible computers, investigators found hundreds of images of child pornography -- boys and girls as young as four and five, as old as 14 or 16 – including images of children engaged in sex acts.
If the name Guevara sounds familiar, it should. Peter is the brother of Robert Guevara, who was suspected of killing 5-year-old Corrine Erstad in 1992. After a highly publicized trial in 1993, Robert Guevara was acquitted of all accounts.
According to Big Lake police, there is no connection between the current child pornography case and the Erstad case from 1992.
Peter Guevara is scheduled to appear in court the morning of March 6.