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Tempe Police investigating after residents received child porn in mailboxes

Posted at 5:17 PM, Oct 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-22 20:17:57-04

Police are investigating after several Tempe residents found child pornography in their mailboxes.

The incident came to light Saturday afternoon after neighbors in the 9th Street and Farmer Avenue area reported receiving a white envelope in their mailbox with the word "neighbor" written on it. It did not have a return address.

The envelope contained a flyer for an event with a phone number and address on it. It also contained highly disturbing pictures of children.

Tempe police said Saturday that they received three phone calls from residents who received the flyer. Officers then went door-to-door in the neighborhood and collected nine envelopes.

According to officials, the pictures used in this incident are "known images" and were previously distributed prior to the most recent occurrence. At this time, they do not believe any children are in immediate danger. However, they're continuing to look into the case.

Anyone who has received the flyer or has information about the suspect who created it is urged to contact Tempe police.