Tempe man arrested in Iowa child porn case

Posted at 12:49 PM, Mar 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 20:12:27-05

A Tempe man allegedly linked to a child pornography case in Iowa was arrested this month.

Adam Alan Leap, a bank fraud investigator, is accused of persuading three children to send him nude photographs using common apps on their cell phones, like text messaging, FaceTime, Kik and Instagram, according to police records.

The children, who are all from Iowa and do not know each other, each told their parents what happened. Those parents then contacted authorities.

Investigators with the Iowa Department of Public Safety tracked down the I.P. address to a home in Tempe, near Rural Road and Southern Avenue.

Police served a search warrant and confiscated Leap's cell phone. On it were nude photographs and videos of underage boys, some younger than 8 years old, performing sex acts.

Leap had a second phone in his shorts that he allegedly tried to conceal from investigators. Police said he then reset the phone clearing all of the data. 

He's been charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.