Child Porn, Binoculars Found in Stamford House Near School: Cops

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013  |  Updated 8:36 PM EDT
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Child Porn, Binoculars Found in CT House Near School: Cops

Roland Roqueta is accused of possessing child pornography.

A Stamford, Conn. man, accused of downloading child pornography, may have used binoculars found in his house to watch the elementary school next door, authorities said. 

Police started a child pornography probe at the Stillwater Avenue home of Roland Roqueta, 69,  in October 2012 and investigators determined that there were hundreds of child pornography images downloaded there, authorities said.

Roqueta‘s house is next to Westover Elementary School, where he had an unobstructed view of the front of the elementary school from his back door, according to police.

On Thursday, police executed a search warrant and seized hundreds of images of child pornography, and two pairs of binoculars that officers believe were being used to watch the elementary school, authorities said.

Roqueta is cooperating with police and said that he had no contact with any children, according to police. He was not on any sexual registry anywhere in the state or the United States, according to police.

Roqueta was charged with possession of child pornography in the first degree, importing child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance.

Bond was set at $150,000 and police continue to investigate.
 

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