A Portage man was arrested Tuesday for child pornography possession, Indiana State Police announced.
Members of the Indiana State Police Cyber Crimes Unit and the Lowell Post All Crimes Policing Team (ACP) served a search warrant in the 2400 block of Monnier Street in Portage. As a result, 24 year-old Patrick J. O. Alaniz, of Portage was arrested. Police say the arrest was the result of an extensive investigation conducted by detectives from the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The investigation began after a cyber tip was received in September 2021 from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding activities on a cloud based digital storage account associated with Alaniz.
Alaniz has been charged with six felonies related to the possession of child pornography.
All suspects are presumed innocent until/unless proven guilty in court.