Crime

Boise man accused of having child porn on computer, charged with 11 felonies

Christopher Rodriguez
Christopher Rodriguez

Members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force determined in February that someone at a Boise residence was sharing sexually explicit photos of children, according to Boise police, and on Tuesday a search was carried out and a suspect was arrested.

The task force worked with Boise detectives on the case, which was forwarded to prosecutors, according to a press release. A judge signed a search warrant for the residence, located in the 1300 block of North Hartman Street, and a suspect was identified: Christopher L. Rodriguez, 29.

Rodriguez has been charged with 11 felonies, including 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. He was arraigned on Wednesday and is being held on $250,000 bond.

His preliminary hearing is set for 8:30 a.m. on May 3 before 4th District Court Judge David Manweiler, online court records show.

Rodriguez also was charged with two misdemeanors: possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The criminal complaint alleges that Rodriguez allowed others to download illicit photos and videos from his computer between Feb. 25 and April 23 of this year. The child victims in the images included infants, police said.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has information about Rodriguez’s possible contact with children is asked to contact detectives at 208-570-6294.

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