Octogenarian charged: Charles Emery (pictured), 82, has been arrested on child pornography charges along with his two brothers, Thomas Emery, 80, and Edwin Emery, 79
Three elderly brothers living together in Seattle have been arrested after police say they discovered an immense collection of child pornography, girls' clothing and disturbing writings about murdered children inside their cluttered home.
Charles Emery, 82, Thomas Emery, 80, and Edwin Emery, 79, so far have been charged with two counts each of second-degree possession of child pornography, but police say the investigation is ongoing.
The suspects are being held in the King County Jail on $500,000 bail pending their arraignment on August 31.
The suspected crimes of the Emery brothers, who have been living together for more than 50 years, having never married or fathered children of their own, came to light on Saturday, when police acting on a tip executed a search warrant at their dilapidated home on Northeast 59th Street.
Officers who descended on the property reportedly found it crammed 'floor to ceiling' with a staggering trove of child pornography, including photographs, videos and related materials, according to charging documents cited by Seattlepi.com.
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Life-long bachelors: The Emery brothers have lived together for more than 50 years inside this rundown home in Seattle, having never married or fathered children of their own
Thirty-hour search: Police officers and federal agents in hazmat suits descended on the home on Saturday, more than a week after getting a tip from the Emery siblings' relative
The search, assisted by Department of Homeland Security's Internet Child Exploitation officers, also turned up unspecified evidence of sexual exploitation of young girls, children's clothing, underwear, shoes, toys and movies, reported KIRO7.
Among the stacks of papers recovered from the Green Lake address and another nearby property owned by the Emery family, police say they discovered handwritten 'manifestos' penned by Charles Emery, which talked in detail about satanic rituals, kidnapping, torture, rape and murder of girls.
One of the ‘manifestos’ was found partially burned and buried along with a child’s pink