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Man arrested on child pornography charges

PATRICK COUNTY, VA – An Ararat man was arrested for child pornography charges on Thursday afternoon.

Oscar Alfredo Roman, 39, was arrested on 11 felony counts of possession of child pornography, with victim ages allegedly ranging between 3 and 7 years old, according to Patrick County Sheriff Dan Smith.

A search warrant was executed on his residence on Willis Gap Road by the sheriff's office tactical response team.

An investigator received a tip about Roman's alleged involvement and an investigation began.  

Authorities obtained multiple search warrants to retrieve electronic data, which led to Roman's arrest.

"Cases like this are complex and involve specific training and knowledge," Smith said in the release.

The sheriff's office was assisted by the Surry County, NC, Sheriff's Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Bedford County Sheriff's Office, and the Virginia State Police.

Roman was taken before the magistrate and given a $9,500 secured bond.

He was bonded out of jail a short time later.

Smith is asking anyone who has information regarding this case to contact his office at 276-694-3161.

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