A Flagstaff man has been arrested on child pornography charges. Coconino County Sheriff’s detectives received information that 71-year-old Richard Budge was possibly in possession of child pornography on his personal computer at his home. During the investigation Budge reported viewing the material on the computer and told deputies there were images on the device that some may identify as child pornography. A search warrant was issued and detectives found those images on his computer. Budge was arrested and booked into the Coconino County Jail on eight counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. The case remains under investigation.
May 14 2021
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