Tempe police searching for sender of child porn found in mailboxes

Police are hunting for the person who sent child porn images to residents in a Tempe neighborhood.

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Tempe Police Department is warning residents to keep a close eye on their mail after nine envelopes containing images of child porn were discovered in several mailboxes.

"(There) were eight images of copies of child pornography," said Det. Lily Duran. "Now, these images are known images that have circulated in the past in the country and in Europe. So we believe that there is no child in immediate danger."

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According to detectives, the envelopes appear to have been mailed to random people living near 13th Street and Farmer Avenue, a few blocks east of ASU's campus. The envelopes also contained a flier with a name and address of a home in the area. 

The current residents of that home told police the name on the flier belongs to their roommate from a few years ago. At this point, however, police have not named any suspects or a motive. 

Anyone who receives suspicious mail is urged to immediately contact police and not share any of the materials.

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