Cornville man arrested for possessing child pornographyPosted: Updated:
CORNVILLE, Ariz. -- A Cornville man has been arrested for possession of child pornography.
The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office conducted a joint investigation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, which led to the arrest of Troy Lee Curtis, 48.
Authorities served a search warrant at Curtis' home and seized a computer and associated data storage cards and devices. Several hundred apparent child pornography images and at least 13 video files were found, according to the sheriff's office.
Curtis reportedly admitted to downloading and storing child pornography. He was booked for 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and remains in custody on a $20,000 bond.
An additional computer and storage drives were seized and are being examined for illicit images.
"With this arrest, we are sending a message to all consumers of child pornography that they won't be able to escape justice by hiding in cyberspace," said Matt Allen, special agent in charge of HSI Arizona. "HSI and our law enforcement partners will turn every stone and use every investigative tool at our disposal to target predators and those whose actions contribute to the sexual exploitation of children."