Belton man charged with possession of child pornography

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BELTON, Mo. --  A 47-year-old Belton, Mo., man, who is a volunteer coach, is facing child pornography charges. Officers arrested him at his Belton, Mo.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol arrest log, troopers served an arrest warrant to Torry Rollmann at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The charge out of Cass County is possession of child pornography, a Class B felony.

His profession is unknown, but FOX 4 was able to confirm Rollmann is a volunteer coach with the Belton Parks and Recreation Department.

Troopers took Rollmann to the Belton Police Department to be booked. The warrant listed the child pornography charge, as well as stipulations if he posted bail. He's not to have any contact with children or have any electronic devices that connect to the Internet.

Late Wednesday night, FOX 4 spoke with the director of the Parks and Recreation Department, Todd Spalding, over the phone. Spalding emailed a statement.

"We have learned that Torry Rollmann, a volunteer baseball coach, was charged today with possession of child pornography. Before becoming a volunteer with the park department, a background check was performed on Rollmann, as is standard with all coaches."

Spalding understands the arrest and charge will be concerning for parents. The statement went on to say:

"We always put the safety of your children first and foremost with any program we offer. And, we will continue to keep safeguards in place for the protection of the children in our community."

Rollmann is being held on a $25,000 bond.  It's unknown when he will make his first appearance in Cass County.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Cyber Crimes unit with the highway patrol. Their investigation continues.



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