3 elderly Seattle brothers in court on child porn charges

KING 5

An 82-year-old man who faces child pornography charges along with two of his elderly brothers was rolled into court in a wheelchair Thursday and his attorneys asked that he be given a mental competency evaluation.

Charles Emery did not enter a plea Thursday in King County Superior Court. Thomas Emery, 80, entered a not guilty plea, while 78-year-old Edwin Emery was not in court. The brothers are each being held on $500,000 bail after their arrests this month.

Investigators say a relative discovered evidence of child exploitation as she was cleaning out the garage of a home her uncles had shared for 55 years.
 
When Seattle police searched the home, they say they found it packed floor-to-ceiling with child pornography and children's toys and clothes - though the men have no children of their own. A King County prosecutor wrote in court papers that investigators found evidence the men "shared the majority of their lives sexually abusing children to whom they had access."

Attorneys for Edwin Emery did not immediately return an email seeking comment. It was not immediately clear if the others had obtained lawyers.

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