Auburn Man Accused of Transmitting Child Pornography

AUBURN — An Auburn man was arrested Monday on suspicion of transmitting child pornography, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

Patrick Francis Cooney Jr., 54, was arrested at his home about 4 p.m. Monday following an investigation that revealed he was allegedly willingly transmitting child pornography that depicts sexual acts involving children.

His home was searched and his electronic devices were taken.

Cooney was booked at the Placer County Jail in Auburn and his bail is set at $50,000.