Inside child porn suspect's filthy apartment

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Detectives investigating the Valley man who was arrested for allegedly being in possession of child pornography were forced to wear breathing equipment and protective gear as they searched his Glendale apartment.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Roger James Forney’s residence was covered with cat feces, urine, cockroaches and trash.

Forney was arrested on Tuesday after a woman at his apartment complex found images of naked children, flash drives, a laptop computer, and a printer in a dumpster.

Investigators were able to track the images back to Forney. They also found several thousand more images on the laptop’s hard drive.

After being arrested, Forney reportedly told authorities that he had wanted to destroy the photos and other property when an FBI warning locked his computer.

He also told investigators that he is sexually attracted to young boys, but hadn’t touched any children.

Forney added that his arrest was actually a good thing, because now he can get help for his “evil.”

Forney was booked into jail on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

In a press release sent on Friday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio praised the woman who found Forney’s property and called the authorities.

“I commend the person who saw these images and turned them in to us. This citizen did the right thing, people involved in child pornography are ill and should be removed from society either through incarceration at a jail facility or state hospital,” said Arpaio.