A security guard suspected of owning a large stash of child pornography has been arrested in Arizona after he allegedly attempted to throw the incriminating images away, reports say.
According to KSAZ-TV, 48-year-old Roger James Forney was arrested this week after several trash bags full of pornographic images that featured underage boys were found in a dumpster about a mile from his house in Glendale, Ariz.
The stash of images containing graphic sexual images of mostly young boys was found by a resident who reported the discovery to police. The printed images were found along with a broken laptop and flash drives from which authorities extracted thousands of similar images. The inappropriate material was tossed along with personal documents belonging to Forney, including resumes and military records, which identified him as their suspect.
"There were images of kids tied to chairs, tied to each other, kids tying each other up to things and performing sexual acts; acts that I'm not going to get into," Sgt. Brandon Jones of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, said. "Just disgusting, disgusting images."
AZFamily.com reports that many of the images were "sketch drawings of young boys" engaged in graphic sexual activity.
Police say that Forney "admitted that he had tried to destroy the [images] after an FBI warning locked his computer." He also admitted to being attracted to young boys but insisted that he hasn't "actually touched any children," AZFamily.com writes.
For the past three years, Forney -- a retired Army National Guard member -- has worked as a security guard at the Arizona State Mental Hospital.
He is facing 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, KSAZ-TV reports.