Phoenix man accused of sharing child pornography

Posted at 3:08 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 21:56:43-04

An Arizona man is accused of sharing hundreds of images of child pornography on the internet.

A detective with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit noticed a computer sharing over 500 files of potential child pornography through a peer-to-peer file sharing website.

The I.P. address was registered to Alan Rognlin, of Phoenix, according to court paperwork.

Authorities said it learned through its investigation that Rognlin purchased the computer a year ago and was the only one who used it at his home near Osborn Road and 89th Avenue.

He admitted to detectives that he used an online file sharing site, but did not answer any further questions and requested an attorney.

Detectives said in their report that a forensic look at the computer revealed hundreds of pictures and videos of child pornography, some depicting girls as young as 3 years old.

The report also noted that the suspect had a “prior history of hands on sex offenses against children.”