Rick Allen Jones, 51, of Seattle, allegedly had thousands of images stashed on his home computer, according to court documents this week.
According to prosecutors, the engineer had shared the images using his Gmail account.
|Jones worked for Bill and Melinda Gates |
at their waterfront home in Medina, Washington
Police began to investigate Jones in 2013 after tracking him down from a sordid image which was posted online.
According to Seattle PI, the image showed the sexual exploitation of two young boys.
Cops went to look for him at his home in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle in March.
Jones was finally tracked down to his workplace at the tech billionaire's $147-million-dollar, waterfront estate in Medina, Washington.
|Jones' home in|
He was interviewed in a security office at the estate by detectives, according to Seattle PI.
While he was being interviewed, police went into his home with a search warrant and found more than 6,000 child porn images.
Among the horrific images, were photographs showing the rape of a boy around the age of ten and the rape of a girl of the same age.
None of the alleged crimes took place at the Gates' home. The Microsoft founder has not released a statement on the allegations against Jones.
It is not clear if he is still employed at the mansion.
Jones has not been jailed but was ordered to stay away from children, according to reports. He is due to appear in court in the coming days.
This unfortunate report doesn't tell us whether Jones took the photos of the rapes or down-loaded them. If the former is the case, then he should not be out on bail. If the answer is not known, then he should not be out on bail until it is.