According to Time Warner, that IP was assigned to Javier Perez's Road Runner account and billed to him at his Oak Hill home.
The information was passed to FBI Special Agent Robert Britt in the San Antonio field office.
Meanwhile, the team of officers searched his room, removing computer equipment and plastic storage tubs filled with spindles of computer discs. I was never interested in webcams or 'chatting,'" Perez recalls.
"I'd e-mailed [only] like five people in the last 10 years.
Perez was sound asleep when the officers arrived, bearing a warrant signed by federal Magistrate Judge Robert Pitman.
Atterberry told Britt that he rented a room from Perez, and Britt asked if "anyone else lived there," Atterberry recalled. There's Robert Ramos, and we're both, yes, renting rooms from Jerry." Following a length of computer cable that curled along the hallway and disappeared into each of three bedrooms, Atterberry showed the officers which bedroom belonged to which man.
The officers ignored Atterberry's and Ramos' rooms -- and, apparently, the trail of ethernet cable that hardwired each man's computer to the Time Warner Internet modem -- and went right to Perez's door.
Rob Ram" and that, at the time the ballerina video was transmitted, "famcple" had been online using an Internet protocol address owned by Time Warner Cable.
The New York agents subpoenaed Time Warner seeking subscriber-billing information associated with that specific IP address.