Man arrested on child pornography charges
FARMINGTON — A 28-year-old Bloomfield man was arrested today by the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office for possession and distribution of child pornography, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.
The arrest came after San Juan County Sheriff’s Office detectives received a report from the Department of Homeland Security stating that a distribution of child pornography investigation in Marion, Mont., had led investigators to Andrew Long of Bloomfield. After obtaining search warrants, the detectives, who are members of the New Mexico Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, confirmed that Long lived at the residence in question.
Long agreed to be interviewed at the sheriff’s office, and during the interview, he confessed that he had downloaded and shared sexual images of underage girls.
While being interviewed, a search warrant was served on Long’s cell phone, and detectives discovered images on the phone of a 7- to 9-year-old girl performing sexual acts.
While interviewing Long’s wife, detectives learned that she had confronted him after their 4-year-old daughter found child pornography on his phone, and he agreed to get rid of it.
Long was charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography, and was booked into the San Juan County Detention Center. He was being held today on a $15,000 bond.