Roy man arrested in child porn investigation

A 29-year-old Roy man suspected of distributing child pornography online was arrested Tuesday.

Pierce County prosecutors on Wednesday requested that the man be held for 72 hours while they decide what charges, if any, to bring against him.

The News Tribune is not naming the man because no charging decision has been made.

Superior Court Commissioner Meagan Foley found probable cause to hold him on suspicion of possessing child pornography – not dealing in it – and ordered him jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail until an arraignment Friday.

The Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Task Force began investigating the man after discovering he had allegedly traded 125 child porn images on the Internet.

Detectives on Tuesday served a search warrant at the man’s house on Fielder Street South and collected multiple digital media devices, one of which allegedly contained a sexually explicit video of a minor.