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Detectives arrest Hillsboro man for downloading child porn

Photo Credit: WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - ROBERT DIETZWashington County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) detectives arrested a Hillsboro man who was downloading child pornography while using free wifi at a local business on Dec. 27.

Robert Dietz, 59, has a previous conviction for the same type of crime, according to Sgt. Vance Stimler of the WCSO.

Detectives responsible for investigating such crimes monitor the Internet for suspicious activity. Following leads, they began surveillance at a local Starbucks.

At 9 a.m. Saturday morning, detectives arrested Robert Dietz, 59, as he was attempting to download additional child pornography. The lead detective in this case had arrested Dietz for similar crimes in 2009, Stimler said.

Dietz was lodged in the Washington County Jail on charges of Encouraging Child Sex Abuse and Parole Violation.

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