Tempe man arrested for child pornography, large collection of illegal firearms

Posted at 12:48 PM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 16:27:02-04

A Tempe man was arrested recently for possession of child pornography and a large collection of illegally manufactured firearms.

Tempe police worked with the Arizona Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to identify a home near McClintock and South Shore Drive that was likely involved with sexual exploitation of a minor.

Police say 55-year-old Herman Aristizabal had a “large volume of electronic media containing unlawful images” when they searched his home on March 28.  

While searching the home, police also found a large collection of weapons inside several gun safes. The Crime Gun Intelligence Center and ATF responded to take disposition of the illegal firearms and ammunition.

Aristizabal's home is located approximately two blocks away from three different schools.

Aristizabal was arrested and booked on ten counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

The misconduct with weapons and possession of illegal firearms investigation is ongoing.