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PD: Tempe man arrested for molestation, swapping child porn

Posted: 2:36 PM, Jul 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-23 17:50:00-04
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TEMPE, AZ — A Tempe man arrested for possessing and sharing child pornography is also accused of molesting a 5-year-old boy.

On July 17, Tempe police detained Todd Aillon, 31, at Sky Harbor International Airport as he was returning from Seattle. Police were alerted by a witness who reportedly told them that Aillon was selling meth and was in possession of child porn.

Court records show that upon his detainment, police seized several electronic devices. Police say Aillon admitted to possessing and selling meth out of his home near Mill Avenue and University Drive.

Aillon also allegedly admitted to trading child pornography with other users online, saying that he liked watching child porn while doing meth.

Investigators say Aillon admitted to taking naked photos of a 5-year-old boy that he was babysitting. He reportedly said he shared the images "to gain more online respect."

Aillon reportedly told police that he is HIV positive and had unprotected sex with a 16-year-old twice in the last six months. Police say the victim is unaware of Aillon's HIV status. The investigation into the identity of this victim is ongoing, police say.

Court records show that investigators found approximately 4,500 images and videos of child porn on his devices.

The 5-year-old child has been identified by police and is said to have been diagnosed with "multiple developmental disorders."

The child reportedly told police that he didn't like it when Aillon "took pictures of him in the shower." He also allegedly told investigators that Aillon inappropriately touched him.

Aillon was arrested Monday afternoon and is being held on a $150,000 cash bond for child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor.

If you suspect a child is being abused, the Arizona Department of Child Services has resources available to report the issue to a social worker. You can call the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline at 1-888-SOS-CHILD (1-888-767-2445), and will be asked for information about the child, as well as the nature of your concerns. You can also get more information from DCS about reporting abuse or neglect online .