Rochester Man Facing 10 Child Pornography Possession Charges
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Olmsted County prosecutors have charged a Rochester man with 10 counts of child pornography possession.
The criminal complaint filed Thursday against 18-year-old Chakong Yathortou indicates officers found 27 items of child pornography on a seized cell phone, 10 of which depicted sexual acts involving children as young as three years old as well as an infant. The case started as a cyber tip received by police in February detailing child phonography being uploaded to Facebook in October 2021.
The investigation led to a search of an apartment on Valleyhigh Dr. on April 4 where officers seized four devices. Investigators learned the phone with the pornographic material belonged to Yathortou, who admitted to viewing the material while he was talking with an investigator.
Yathortou also admitted to having the Facebook account included in the cyber tip, according to the complaint. He’s been summoned to make his first court appearance on October 26.