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Wright County man arrested for child porn

Timothy Roberts
Timothy Roberts

Sheriff's Office says investigation began with online tip.

Posted: Aug 3, 2018 4:16 PM

CLARION, Iowa – A Wright County man has been arrested for multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Timothy Roberts, 49 of Rowan, is charged with eight felonies for promoting and disseminating child pornography and two misdemeanors for possession of child porn.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says Roberts was arrested after an investigation that began with a cyber tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

“We continue to see an increase in crimes involving the use of social media and the Internet. We will continue our work and cooperation with other agencies to apprehend those who choose to exploit children,” said Wright County Sheriff Jason Schluttenhofer.

Roberts is being held in the Wright County Jail on $50,000 cash only bond.

The Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Webster County Cyber Crime Unit assisted the investigation.

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