Police have arrested a Stamford man accused of downloading child pornography and they believe he used binoculars found in his house to watch the elementary school next door.
Police started investigating the importation of child pornography at the Stillwater Avenue home Roland Roqueta, 69, in October 2012, according to police, and investigators determined that there were hundreds of downloads of child pornography to the address.
Roqueta ‘s house is next to Westover elementary school, so police notified the States Attorney’s Office and obtained a search warrant.
He had an unobstructed view of the front of the elementary school from his back door, according to police.
On Thursday, police executed the search warrant and seized hundreds of images of child pornography, other evidence and two pairs of binoculars that officers believe were being used to watch the elementary school.
Police do not believe that Roqueta had contact with any children or that he approached children at the school.
Roqueta is cooperating with police and said that he had no contact with any children, police said. He was not on any sexual registry anywhere in the state or the United States, according to police.
Roqueta was charged with possession of child pornography in the first degree, importing child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene performance.
Bond was set at $150,000 and police continue to investigate.