Suspect arrested for allegedly owning 100s of images of child se

Suspect arrested for allegedly owning 100s of images of child sex crimes

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Roger James Forney Roger James Forney
GLENDALE, Ariz. -

A suspect accused of owning hundreds of items depicting child sex crimes was arrested on Sunday.

Deputies went to an apartment complex, near Glendale Avenue and Dysart Road, after a woman called saying she found a large amount of trash bags in a dumpster. The bags were filled with sketch drawings of young boys in graphic bondage, torture and sadomachistic sexual activity.

Deputies said they found mail and personal photos that linked the trash to 48-year-old Roger James Forney.

The bags also contained printed pictures of young naked boys, shredded pictures, a broken laptop computer, printers, a shredder and flash drives. Deputies said they also found detailed logs in military time of sexual torture of young boys that were written with dates, times and a description of abuse.

Deputies said they don't know if there are any victims or if everything found was made-up.

According to deputies, they were able to salvage a hard drive from the laptop, where examiners found more pornographic images of young boys. A large amount of documents on the hard drive proved it belonged to Forney.

Deputies arrested Forney and said he admitted to trying to destroy and throw everything away because an FBI warning popped up and locked his computer. He also admitted to being attracted to young boys but said didn't physically do anything shown in his sketches or photos.

Forney told deputies he was happy to be caught so he can get help for his "evil." He is  a retired member of the military police in the Army/National Guard and works as a security guard at the Arizona State Mental Hospital.

Deputies booked Forney into jail on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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