A man in Ohio who was convicted of collecting boys’ urine from bathrooms is now facing child pornography charges, police say.
Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a tip that Alan Patton, 68, had allegedly been using an online search engine to try to find child pornography, WCMH reported.
Investigators went to Patton’s Columbus home, where they seized several storage devices with “images loaded on them,” police told WSYX.
He was arrested Thursday and charged with pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor — child pornography, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Patton is a registered sex offender and has an extensive criminal history, according to WBNS.
In 2008, he was convicted of criminal mischief and collecting bodily substances without consent after police say he collected urine from restrooms used by boys, WCMH reported.
Police said Patton put plastic wrap over toilet seats and placed foam cups