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Anonymous tip leads police to child porn

Anonymous tip leads police to child porn

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Aug 16, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Police arrested a 58-year-old man Thursday after an anonymous tip led officers to hundreds of child porn images and videos.

Sgt. Chris Widmer with Tucson Police tells KGUN9 that Michael Linnertz was arrested on 10 counts of the sexual exploitation of a minor after a search warrant was conducted in his home.

Widmer says the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit received an anonymous tip on Thursday about child pornography at a home in the 3000 block of east 17th Street.

Detectives with TPD and U.S. Marshals served a search warrant, finding hundreds of images and videos depicting children involved in sexual acts.

Widmer says detectives determined that Linnertz was responsible for downloading the child pornography.

He was booked into the Pima County Jail.

 

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.