Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography in Roseville

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James Winslow (Courtesy: Roseville Police Department)

James Winslow (Courtesy: Roseville Police Department)

ROSEVILLE — The Roseville Police Department arrested a man this week on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Frank Robert Winslow, 54, turned himself in to the Placer County Jail on Aug. 1 on a warrant charging him with possession of pornography that depicted minors.

His bail is set at $75,000.

On June 20, police say Winslow was noticed by a group of teenage girls in a restaurant taking pictures of them on his phone without their permission. After the girls flagged down an officer at the restaurant, police contacted the man and checked his phone, which had hundreds of photos of girls that appear to be between 6 and 18-years-old.

Investigators say the pictures on Winslow’s phone weren’t pornographic, but they showed an inappropriate interest of the girls in the photos.

Shortly after, police arrested him on suspicion of misdemeanor child annoying. Also, officers obtained a search warrant at Winslow’s home in Orangevale, seizing his computer equipment as evidence.

Detectives examined Winslow’s computer and discovered several files that contained internet child pornography and they obtained a warrant for his arrest.

In a press release, the Roseville Police Department commend the teenage girls for taking action of noticing Winslow’s odd behavior.